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    #1

    The more time

    Would you please take a look at my sentences and correct my mistakes. I am not sure if I have written them correctly.

    1.The more time you spend with your children, the easier their upbringing will be.
    2. The more education you aquire, the more chance you will have to find a better job.
    3. The more alcohol you drink, the more difficult your recovery will be.

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    Re: The more time

    They are all fine. In 2, I'd prefer '... the better chance you will have of finding a better job'.


    Note: acquire

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    #3

    Re: The more time

    I am not a teacher.


    Or, '…the greater your chance of finding a better job'. This avoids the repetition of 'better'.

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    #4

    Re: The more time

    I don't particularly like "The more education you acquire ...". You could say "The more knowledge you acquire ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: The more time

    I prefer it with education. That is able to be documented. Knowledge is not. But I would change "acquire" to "have".

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    Re: The more time

    Knowledge may not necessarily be acquired from education.
    How about: the higher education you pursue, the better your chances of finding a job.
    The more time you spend with your children, the better their upbringing will be.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The more time

    I don't think "higher" works there.

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    #8

    Re: The more time

    The higher level of education
    I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: The more time

    That would be better. "Higher education" has a meaning of its own.

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