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    Hi, what would you say to a toddler while playing soccer?
    1 kick the ball! Or
    2shoot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi. What would you say to a toddler while playing soccer?

    1. Kick the ball!
    Or
    2. Shoot!

    Thanks.
    You could say either one but they don't mean the same thing. The first simply means to strike the ball with the foot. The second means to aim the ball towards the goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You could say either one but they don't mean the same thing. The first simply means to strike the ball with the foot. The second means to aim the ball towards the goal.

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    Thanks for your help. The context is this: I'm playing with my son in the living room. We are in front of each other and he is about to strike the ball towards me as strongly as he can.
    One thing more. What should I say to praise him? Something like "your kick was so powerful" "Great kick" or what else?
    Thanks.
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    'Good shot!'

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    Re: Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Thanks for your help. The context is this: I'm playing with my son in the living room. We are in front of opposite each other and he is about to strike kick the ball towards me as strongly hard as he can.

    One more thing. more. What should I say to praise him? Can I say something like "Your kick was so powerful" "Great kick" or what maybe something else?

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    See my changes above.

    There are lots of things you can say to praise/congratulate him:

    - Great kick!
    - Great!
    - Fantastic!
    - Well done!
    - Great shot! (This works if he was trying to get the ball past you, not just kick it to you.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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