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    #1

    involvement

    1) The boys ignored my reference to the rules.
    2) I told them off, they didn't take any notice.
    3) I reprimanded them, they ignored me
    4) They ignored my .....(what?).

    Could you, please, make necessary corrections.

    Many thanks.

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    #2

    Re: involvement

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    1) The boys ignored my reference to the rules.
    2) I told them off, but they didn't take any notice.
    3) I reprimanded them, but they ignored me
    4) They ignored my .....(what?).

    Could you, please, make necessary corrections.

    Many thanks.
    reprimand, warning, chastisement.

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    #3

    Re: involvement

    2 & 3 sound more natural to me. The first doesn't work well IMO.

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    #4

    Re: involvement

    To continue with what I asked above
    1) I need your involvment on the matter
    2) I need your interference

    How are they?

    Thank you.

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    #5

    Re: involvement

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    To continue with what I asked above
    1) I need your involvment on the matter
    2) I need your interference

    How are they?

    Thank you.
    Neither one works for me.

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    #6

    Re: involvement

    Waiting to hear for the right version, please.

    Thanks.

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    #7

    Re: involvement

    'I need your involvement in the matter.'

    'I need your input.'

    Don't forget full stops (periods).

    In future, Irina, please start a new thread for unrelated questions.

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    #8

    Re: involvement

    Dear Rover, thank you very much!
    But my first and second questions are related!
    And in the view of that, will your second sentence work?

    " I need your input"- when I want involvement of the parents in the misbehaviour of the boys.

    Many thanks!

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    #9

    Re: involvement

    This is the first time you've mentioned the boys' parents.

    In that case, 'I need your involvement in the matter' is fine.

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