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    #1

    the count of three

    Hi,

    Each time when my little cousin was trying my patience, I said “You have the count of three” to him. Is my sentence natural?

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    #2

    Re: the count of three

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi.

    Each time when my little cousin was trying my patience, I said “You have to/until the count of three” to him. Is my sentence natural?
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: the count of three

    What happens when you get to three?

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    #4

    Re: the count of three

    It's a common enough thing for parents here. At three some sort of punishment or time out is given. Once the child understands the idea, you don't have to preface it. Just say "one" and the behavior usually stops.

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    #5

    Re: the count of three

    I'm wondering how Silver punishes his little cousin.

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    Re: the count of three

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It's a common enough thing for parents here. At three some sort of punishment or time out is given. Once the child understands the idea, you don't have to preface it. Just say "one" and the behavior usually stops.
    When my son was little and I expressed displeasure with something he'd done, he'd look panicky and say "Don't count!"
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: the count of three

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What happens when you get to three?
    I'll eat up his favorite cake.

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    #8

    Re: the count of three

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    I'll eat up his favorite cake.
    That's mean.
    Not a professional teacher

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    #9

    Re: the count of three

    Cruel and unusual would you say, Tarheel?

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    #10

    Re: the count of three

    Maybe I should have used a different smiley, but I was kidding, of course.
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