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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    for our own safety

    I encountered the following phrase and it sounds incorrect to me. "We have to take action, for our own and the teachers' safety"

    What do you think about it?

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    #2

    Re: for our own safety

    What part of it sounds incorrect to you?

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    #3

    Re: for our own safety

    I think it's fine.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #4

    Re: for our own safety

    How about the teachers' and our own safety?

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