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    that is what her Dad modeled for her growing up

    Hello all users!

    Gender roles certainly played a part in my own development. My Dad was not a handyman. He wasn’t into tools, tinkering with cars or even mowing the lawn thanks to allergies. So although I love my Dad and he gave me more than I probably deserved growing up, he never showed me how to fix a leaky sink, change the oil in the car or put together a birdhouse. These things led to a little tension in my marriage early on when my wife just kind of expected me to know how to do some of the handyman stuff, mostly because that is what her Dad modeled for her growing up.

    Does the text in bold type mean "that is what her dad wanted to inculcate in her during her growing up / while she was growing up" or "that is how her dad wanted her to see the world during her growing up / while she was growing up"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: that is what her Dad modeled for her growing up

    For me, it doesn't sound as if her dad had an agenda. He did what he did and his daughter noticed. She then assumed that all men did the same things. Evidently she was wrong.

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    #3

    Re: that is what her Dad modeled for her growing up

    Hi,

    Was it written by a native speaker ?

    Cheers,

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    Re: that is what her Dad modeled for her growing up

    Let's ask the OP.

    Where did you find this, JACEK?

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    Re: that is what her Dad modeled for her growing up

    It reads very native-like to me. The only correction I'd make is to not capitalize "dad" - it's used as a generic noun. My dad, her dad.
    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: that is what her Dad modeled for her growing up

    http://blog.choremonster.com/chores-and-gender-roles/

    How would you translate the bolded fragment?

    How about using the verb "condition"?

    to train or influence a person or animal mentally so that they do or expect a particular thing without thinking about it:

    So, the phrase under discussion could be expresssed as "that is how her dad conditioned her to perceive certain behaviours/duties expected of men during her growing up / while she was growing up".

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    "that is how her dad brainwashed her into believing that certain behaviours/duties expected of men are normal / desired during her growing up / while she was growing up".

    What do you think of it?
    Last edited by JACEK1; 12-Jun-2014 at 10:14.

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    Re: that is what her Dad modeled for her growing up

    Read Mike's post again. Then explain how brainwashing could possibly play a role.
    That's what her dad did and she expected other men to follow the same pattern.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 12-Jun-2014 at 16:11.
    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: that is what her Dad modeled for her growing up

    Yes. She developed her expectations of all men being handymen as a result of noticing her own father while she was growing up.

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