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  1. B45
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    Can you say when talking about your parent. Mom is mom. VS Mom will always be mo

    Can you say when talking about your parent.

    Mom is mom.

    VS

    Mom will always be mom.

    Are both okay?

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    Re: Can you say when talking about your parent. Mom is mom. VS Mom will always b

    Yes, but they don't convey your meaning.

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    Re: Can you say when talking about your parent. Mom is mom. VS Mom will always b

    What message was I trying to convey? Could you give me a few examples please. Thank you!

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    Re: Can you say when talking about your parent. Mom is mom. VS Mom will always b

    When it's a name for someone, capitalize it. When it's a word for someone, don't.

    I said hi to Mom.
    I said hi to my mom.
    What do you want, Father?
    I asked my father what he wanted.
    Hey, Mom, how old is your dad?
    Since I'm the dad, you can call me Dad.
    I don't mind if you take the car, but did you ask Mom?
    She's a mommy and has kids who call her Mommy.
    Of course they call him Papa. He's their papa.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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