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    Although a child have been "bad", a mother can't let her son die

    Hello.


    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?


    "Although a child have been "bad", a mother can't let her son die. Awful message of this movie".


    Note: The sentence is a commentary of the movie "The Good Son" (starring Macaulay Culkin).


    Thanks.

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    Re: Although a child have been "bad", a mother can't let her son die

    Are you sure that you think "Although a child have​ been bad ..." is correct?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Although a child have been "bad", a mother can't let her son die

    Dear emsr2d2:

    First of all, thanks for your answer.

    I am not sure about ""Although a child have​ been bad ..."


    Maybe it would be better to write:

    "Although a child can have a bad behaivor, a mother can't let her son die. Awful message of this movie".?
    Thanks.

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    Re: Although a child have been "bad", a mother can't let her son die

    Perhaps the suggestion was "Although a child has been bad ...", since both "child" and "has" are singular?

    Also, note that when you open a pair of quotation marks, the quotation closes upon the next mark. Therefore, in "Although a child have been "bad", a mother can't let her son die...", only the words in red are quoted, and you have a stranded 'bad' (which you've unquoted where you intended to quote it).
    You need,
    "Although a child has been 'bad', a mother can't let her son die...." or
    'Although a child has been "bad", a mother can't let her son die....' or `bad`I guess, if you don't have ['].
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 05-Sep-2016 at 08:09. Reason: Fixing typo.

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