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    terry0236 is offline Newbie
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    Red face buying them(selves) time

    The parents urgently seeking child care could put their immediate efforts into convincing a friend or family member to help out for a week or two,
    [buying] [them] time to look for permanent help.



    What is a subject of "buying"? Is it parents? Then, I think, "them" should be "themselves".


    Please help me.

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    Matthew Wai is offline VIP Member
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    Re: buying them(selves) time

    I think 'them' can simply be omitted.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: buying them(selves) time

    Hello terry0236, and welcome to the forum.
    Note that "childcare" is one word. When do you have to submit that task?

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