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    #1

    A parent to a principal of a school. My child is at your school.

    A parent to a principal of a school.

    1) My child is at your school.

    2) My child studies at your school.

    3) Over the phone: I am the parent of one of the kinds who studies at your school.

    Please check my sentences.

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    #2

    Re: A parent to a principal of a school. My child is at your school.

    First, correct the careless typo in #3.

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    #3

    Re: A parent to a principal of a school. My child is at your school.

    A parent to a principal of a school.

    1) My child is at your school.

    2) My child studies at your school.

    3) Over the phone: I am the parent of one of the kids who studies at your school.

    Please check my sentences.

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    #4

    Re: A parent to a principal of a school. My child is at your school.

    2 & 3 sound fine to me. I wouldn't use 1 in a letter.

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    #5

    Re: A parent to a principal of a school. My child is at your school.

    In a formal context like this, say 'children' - not 'kids'.

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    #6

    Re: A parent to a principal of a school. My child is at your school.

    Hi,

    We also use 'attend' in this context - "My child attends your school."

    Sue

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    #7

    Re: A parent to a principal of a school. My child is at your school.

    You would only use "my child is at your school" if your child was physically at the school at the time you talked to the principal.

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    #8

    Re: A parent to a principal of a school. My child is at your school.

    Are the following sentences natural if I talk to the principal ?

    1. My child goes to your school.
    2. My child goes to this school.
    3. My child is studying at your school.

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    #9

    Re: A parent to a principal of a school. My child is at your school.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sue01 View Post
    Hi,

    We also use 'attend' in this context - "My child attends your school."

    Sue
    Can we say "this school" instead of "'your school" in the above sentence? In our language, it is strange that if we say "your school" in the above context.

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    #10

    Re: A parent to a principal of a school. My child is at your school.

    We commonly use "your" in this kind of context, when talking to someone who works at the place in question.

    (Me to bank manager): I have a current account with your bank.
    (Me to school principal): My sister went to your school but I went to Warmdene High.
    (Me to shop employee): I love the stuff in your shop. I could spend a fortune in there.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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