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    I feel that school-age children

    I am wondering if this sentence is correct?

    I feel that school-age children need to be given lessons on how to obey rules, how to use a library, and how to do teamwork.

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    Re: I feel that school-age children

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    I am wondering if this sentence is correct?

    I feel that school-age children need to be given lessons on how to obey rules, how to use a library, and how to do teamwork.
    You can remove the second and third uses of "how to". "Do teamwork" is not natural. Try "work as a team".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I feel that school-age children

    Thanks emsr2d2. I was looking for a collocation for the phrase 'team work'. It was helpful. thanks.

    I feel that school-age children need to be given lessons on how to obey rules, use a library, and work as a team.

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    Re: I feel that school-age children

    In BrE, you can also say "lessons in ...". That's probably what I would use but "on" is not wrong.

    To create a shorter sentence, you could remove "how to" and "to be given" completely and write "I feel that school-age children need lessons in obeying rules, using a library, and working as a team".

    I also wonder what you mean by "school-age children". Generally, in the UK, that would mean a child of 4 or 5 - the age at which they start school. However, if you're actually referring to any child who is attending school, just use "schoolchildren".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I feel that school-age children

    Your suggestion was perfect.

    I thought 'school-age children' are those who attend primary school. Thanks for such informative information.

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