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    How Do I Make This Sentences Sound Better.

    Hi,
    Any kind soul can assist me in making this sentence sound better?

    "What to do if kids are too shy to speak out in oral?"

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    #2

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    What to do if kids are too shy to speak up for themselves,

    That's OK as the title of an article. If it's meant to be a question, you need to begin with ​What can we/you do ... .
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 04-May-2017 at 12:56.

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    #3

    Re: How Do I Make This Sentences Sound Better.

    I have heard "speak out" and "speak up" with the same meaning. I don't see how "speak out" is wrong.

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    Re: How Do I Make This Sentences Sound Better.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    I have heard "speak out" and "speak up" with the same meaning. I don't see how "speak out" is wrong.
    'Speak out' is unnatural and wrong in the OP's sentence.
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    #5

    Re: How Do I Make This Sentences Sound Better.

    Wrong? I went to a seminar for parents with kids who hold back and hesitate to speak out in class.

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    Re: How Do I Make This Sentences Sound Better.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    Wrong? I went to a seminar for parents with kids who hold back and hesitate to speak out in class.
    'What can we do to help children who are too shy to speak out in class?' Would seem to be OK in AmE.
    I find it wrong in BrE.
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    #7

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    Andrewg, I deleted your first response because it validated the question beginning 'What to do if ...', not because of any consideration of 'speak out/speak up'.

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    #8

    Re: How Do I Make This Sentences Sound Better.

    But you kept Piscean's post. I find that peculiar.
    Last edited by andrewg927; 05-May-2017 at 02:35.

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    #9

    Re: How Do I Make This Sentences Sound Better.

    Piscean went on to explain the correct way to ask the question.

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    #10

    Re: How Do I Make This Sentences Sound Better.

    I sincerely thank all for your contribution to my thread and blames myself for my poor english. Infact i have setup a webpage for tuition agency in Singapore and need to write some articles for my webpage else it looks empty. I was wondering if you guys could help me out with writing some good articles about private home tuition/tutor. If you could help, you may include your good name at the bottom of the articles which you have contributed. If you are keen. You may pm me at [email protected]. my webpage is www.atutorathome.com.sg. Thank you all once again

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