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    Would you send your kid to kindergarden when he is 3 years old?

    Would you send your kid to kindergarden when he is 3 years old?

    Do we use is or was in sentence above?

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    Re: Would you send your kid to kindergarden when he is 3 years old?

    I would use "is". For using "was", it would be "Would you have sent your kid to kindergarten when he was three years old?"

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    Re: Would you send your kid to kindergarden when he is 3 years old?

    We more often spell it "kindergarten" (as MikeNewYork has it), but pronounce it kindergarden.

    You might try "if".

    Would you send your kid to kindergarten if he was 3 years old?

    I know we're supposed to spell out numbers under 10. But in this case, it looks better when written about a child and read by parents and teachers in a parental context.

    BTW, a 3-year-old would not qualify to be in kindergarten in the U.S. The normal age would be 4-5. A 3-year-old might be in preschool.


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    Re: Would you send your kid to kindergarden when he is 3 years old?



    Quote Originally Posted by lotus888 View Post
    but pronounce it kindergarden.
    lotus, I would include the word might/could ... but you might/could ..., wouldn't you, please?

    kindergarten kindergarten /kndrgrtn,grdn/

    http://nhd.heinle.com/Definition.aspx?word=kindergarten

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    Re: Would you send your kid to kindergarden when he is 3 years old?

    Lotus's "more often" covers both verbs, "spell" and "pronounce". We more often spell it...but pronounce it....

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