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    Some by choices most not by choice

    I grew up in multiple places, some by choice and most not by my choice.

    I'm trying to tell the listener that some of the places I grew up in weren't decided by me. Please rephrase the above sentence for me so that it's more natural or native.

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    Re: Some by choices most not by choice

    I grew up in multiple places, some by my choice, but most not.

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    Re: Some by choices most not by choice

    Not many children get to make the choice of where their parents move the family.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Some by choices most not by choice

    It is usually children who "grow up" and they normally have no choice in where they do it.

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    Re: Some by choices most not by choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Not many children get to make the choice of where their parents move the family.
    I had that in the back of my mind too, but I figured that some people never grow up, so maybe it's true.

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