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    #1

    It is

    Please would you correct the mistakes in my sentences.

    1. It is incredibly difficult for teachers to change the behaviour of pupils.

    (Now I am wondering what happens with the noun "pupils" in the second sentence. Do I need an article "the" in front of the pupils, as I have written it.)
    2. It is incredibly difficult for teachers to change the behaviour of the pupils, whose parents do not care about them.

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    Re: It is

    I am not a teacher.

    No, you don't have to use the article 'the' in the second sentence.

    If you want to specify a particular group of pupils you could use the determiner 'those', and omit the comma IMO.

    It is incredibly difficult for teachers to change the behaviour of those pupils whose parents do not care about them.

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    #3

    Re: It is

    "It is" is not an appropriate title for this thread. It means nothing. Use specific words in your question for a title.

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