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    yi-ing is offline Senior Member
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    They are going through their adolescence, which is a very formative stage of their de

    We live in a permissive society where people are allowed to do almost whatever they want. Is this good for children? They are going through their adolescence, which is a very formative stage of their development since their final adult characters are beginning to take form.


    Can we replace 'characters' with 'characteristics' ?
    What does 'go through' mean, according to the following link? Number 1 or 2?
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/go-through

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    Re: They are going through their adolescence, which is a very formative stage of thei

    Number 2: 'stages of growth' is your pointer.

    What is the source of the quoted sentence?

    I wouldn't change 'characters' (personalities) to characteristics in this context.

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    Re: They are going through their adolescence, which is a very formative stage of thei

    What is the source of the quoted sentence?
    The vocabulary and idioms by B.J Thomas.

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    Re: They are going through their adolescence, which is a very formative stage of thei

    You probably mean 'Advanced Vocabulary and Idioms' by B.J. Thomas.

    Please tell us the source of any text you quote in post #1 in future.

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