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    Unlike in the past, when they were not choosy

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    Unlike in the past, when they were not choosy, the children nowadays often must be coaxed to eat spinach, broccoli and other vegetables.

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    Re: Unlike in the past, when they were not choosy

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    Unlike in the past, when they were not choosy weren't so fussy, the children nowadays often must have to be coaxed into eating spinach, broccoli and other vegetables.
    See above. It's rather wordy but it's OK. You could replace "spinach, broccoli and other vegetables" with "their greens" in BrE. "Eat your greens" is a well-known and well-used phrase directed at children meaning "You must eat your vegetables".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Unlike in the past, when they were not choosy

    Greens are leafy vegetables in American English. They include spinach, kale, collard greens, beet greens and turnip greens.
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    Re: Unlike in the past, when they were not choosy

    You can use "picky" in place of "choosy" and "coaxed into eating their vegetables" in place of a list of veggies.

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    Re: Unlike in the past, when they were not choosy

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Greens are leafy vegetables in American English. They include spinach, kale, collard greens, beet greens and turnip greens.
    Also mustard greens.
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