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    Post Older people can learn new things.

    Hi,

    I added an article to my website but I am nt sure if my sentence is correct.

    In this research they performed as well as the younger. They just acted as if they doubted their memory.
    This means that many of our cultural beliefs about aging are wrong. Older people can learn new things.

    How is it?

    Thanks

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    Re: Is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by CamillusAugust View Post
    Hi,

    I added an article to my website, but I am not sure if my one of the sentences in it is correct.

    In this research they study, the older participants performed just as well as the younger ones. They just acted as if they doubted their memory.
    This means that many of our cultural beliefs about aging are wrong. Older people can learn new things.

    How is it?

    Thanks.
    I don't understand the part highlighted in blue.

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    Re: Is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I don't understand the part highlighted in blue.
    It means thay doubted in their memory.

    THanks for checking

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    Re: Is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by CamillusAugust View Post
    It means thay they doubted in their memory.

    THanks Thanks for checking.
    That doesn't answer the question. "Doubt their memory" doesn't mean anything. Are you trying to say that they don't trust their memory? Do they perhaps think that they are misremembering things?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That doesn't answer the question. "Doubt their memory" doesn't mean anything. Are you trying to say that they don't trust their memory? Do they perhaps think that they are misremembering things?
    I wanna say that Elder people don't trust their memory. THey don't think they can't remember so much.

    One more question. Can I write "Improve Your Lifestyle with Scientific Research"?

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    Re: Is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by CamillusAugust View Post
    I want to na say that older people don't trust their memory. They don't think they can remember so much.
    Try,
    They didn't rely on their memory to perform the tasks they were given.

    Quote Originally Posted by CamillusAugust View Post
    One more question. Can I write "Improve Your Lifestyle with Scientific Research"?
    That's an unrelated question. Please start a new thread for it.

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    Re: Is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That doesn't answer the question. "Doubt their memory" doesn't mean anything. Are you trying to say that they don't trust their memory? Do they perhaps think that they are misremembering things?
    I think it means they lacked confidence in their ability to remember things.
    Translator, editor and TESOL certificate holder, but not a teacher. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    Re: Older people can learn new things.

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: Older people can learn new things.

    You could say that older people don't have much faith in their ability to remember.

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