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    Strict or tolerant parent

    Is there anything sounds strange in this paragraph?

    ''That parents comprise an important part of people's life and fate is an absolute fact. Parents' influence on their sons or daughters probably depends on their personality or attitude. Strict parents and tolerant parents are typical examples of kinds of parents. They are different from each other in terms of their effects on the child’s personal freedom and confidence.''

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    Re: Strict or tolerant parent

    The first sentence is the strangest one. It is a given that our parents are an important influence on our lives. Nobody needs convincing.

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    Re: Strict or tolerant parent

    Thanks for your answer. If I remove ''absolute'', it will be less strange?

    And is there any grammatical error?
    Last edited by Erbab; 14-Jul-2017 at 07:58.

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    Re: Strict or tolerant parent

    I would change "people's life" to "people's lives" to make the first sentence grammatical. However, I still wouldn't use it. That's because I can't make sense out of it. What does it mean, for example, to be an important part of somebody's fate? (I also wouldn't use "absolute fact" there or anywhere else.)

    My suggested rewrite:

    Our parents are an important influence on us.

    Do you plan to discuss the effects of being a strict parent versus being a tolerant parent?

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    Re: Strict or tolerant parent

    Quote Originally Posted by Erbab View Post
    Is there anything sounds Does anything sound strange in this paragraph?
    Please note how to ask your question.

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    Re: Strict or tolerant parent

    Thanks for your answers. Sorry, I will be more careful.

    Yes I plan to discuss the effects of being a strict parent versus being a tolerant parent.

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