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    #1

    No mother should have to watch her child die.

    'No mother should have to watch her child die.'

    I'm not sure. If the word "die" is a noun?

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    #2

    Re: No mother should have to watch her child die.

    No. It is the bare infinitive of the verb.

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    Re: No mother should have to watch her child die.

    If it would be correct If I'd say: 'No mother should have to watch her child's death.'

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    #4

    Re: No mother should have to watch her child die.

    Quote Originally Posted by kompstar View Post
    If it would Would it be correct If I'd say: if I said 'No mother should have to watch her child's death'? (No period before the closing quotation mark)
    Note my corrections. Yes, that would be correct both grammatically and emotionally.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: No mother should have to watch her child die.

    Quote Originally Posted by kompstar View Post
    If it Would it be correct If if I'd say I said 'No mother should have to watch her child's death'?
    It's grammatically correct but less natural than the original.

    Note my corrections above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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