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  1. B45
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    I wanted to say something but realized that it wasn't my place to reprimand the guy a

    I wanted to say something but realized that it wasn't my place to reprimand the guy and the parents for doing nothing.

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    I wanted to say something but realized that it wasn't my place to reprimand the guy for assaulting the kid and the parents for doing nothing.

    Are both okay?

  2. B45
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    Re: I wanted to say something but realized that it wasn't my place to reprimand the g

    Can someone please take a look at this before it falls off the page.

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    Re: I wanted to say something but realized that it wasn't my place to reprimand the g

    The first one suggests that the guy AND the parents did nothing.

    Leaving the commentary on the rightness of the statement out of it.
    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: I wanted to say something but realized that it wasn't my place to reprimand the g

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post

    Leaving the commentary on the rightness of the statement out of it.
    What does your comment mean?

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    Re: I wanted to say something but realized that it wasn't my place to reprimand the g

    I will not discuss whether it's someone's "place" to intervene when a child is being abused. I"ll stick to the grammar.
    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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