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    how to tell a kid that "it just a movie, it wasn't real. the shooting rampage is just

    when watching a movie, there is a shooting rampage scene.

    At the same time the kid was scared by the scene and we tell him that "it just a movie, it wasn't real. the shooting rampage is just a "show"?"
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    Re: how to tell a kid that "it just a movie, it wasn't real. the shooting rampage is

    Quote Originally Posted by mampwamp View Post
    When watching a movie, there is a shooting rampage scene.
    At the same time the kid was scared by the scene and we tell him that "it is just a movie; it isn't real. It's just a "show"?"
    Note: "How does one tell a kid ..." Proper English sentences require a finite verb.
    You don't need to say "It's not a real shooting rampage scene, and that isn't real blood and brains splattered all over the kitchen walls and seeping into the neighbours' apartment, scaring them out of their wits. It's only special effects when they show the girl with half her head blown off, and the eye hanging out of its socket ..."

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    Re: how to tell a kid that "it just a movie, it wasn't real. the shooting rampage is

    So much for the patental warnings on the movie.

    It's just pretend. They are all fine.
    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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