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    "since I was in child"

    I had never nmet the expression 'to be in child' until I came across this text:
    Since I was in child, I’ve been interacting with people from different countries and I’ve realized that learning about other cultures and customs deepens your understanding of the world. (Source: http://skyeng.ru/teachers/62147?_ga=...984.1474304386)

    Is 'to be in child' a common idiom in English?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 23-Sep-2016 at 08:35. Reason: Removed formatting to enlarge font to make post readable
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: "since I was in child"

    It's a typo. It should almost certainly be "Since I was a child". A more unlikely possibility is that it should be "Since I was with child" ("with child" means "pregnant").
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "since I was in child"

    No. We use 'pregnant', 'expecting', 'carrying Miranda', among other expressions.

    (Crossposted. I suspect ems is right).

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