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    newkeenlearner is offline Senior Member
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    The confidence that a child has developed has gained from having a warm and loving fa

    Is this sentence OK?

    The confidence that a child has developed has gained from having a warm and loving family.

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    Re: The confidence that a child has developed has gained from having a warm and lovin

    Thanks Robert J. But why the past tense? How about the following?

    The confidence that a child has developed is being gained from having a warm and loving family.

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    Re: The confidence that a child has developed has gained from having a warm and lovin

    If you're stating a generality, try:
    The confidence that a child develops is (normally/usually) gained from having a warm and loving family.

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