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    #1

    baby & kid-friendly designed

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    1. My city is baby & kid-friendly designed cuz there are many young couples in the city who breed babies.

    2. My city is well-designed for babies & kids cuz there are many young couples in the city who breed babies.

    3. My city is kindly designed for babies & kids cuz there are many young couples in the city who breed babies.

    Which would be the best option among these?

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    #2

    Re: baby & kid-friendly designed

    1. Number 2 is the best wording.
    2. "Breeding" is about animals, not people.
    3. "Cuz" is not a word.

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    #3

    Re: baby & kid-friendly designed

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    1. Number 2 is the best wording.
    2. "Breeding" is about animals, not people.
    3. "Cuz" is not a word.
    Would this be OK?
    My city is well-designed for babies & kids 'cause there are many young couples in the city who raise babies.
    So does only "cause" work, not "cuz" and "cus" in spoken English in terms of spellings?

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    #4

    Re: baby & kid-friendly designed

    In writing, unless you are reporting speech, use "because". We use neither "cuz" nor "cus" in BrE. In brief messages (texts, WhatsApp etc), you'll see "cos".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: baby & kid-friendly designed

    I meant it in colloquial English, so the only choice seems to be 'cause.

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    #6

    Re: baby & kid-friendly designed

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I meant it in colloquial English, so the only choice seems to be 'cause.
    Why do you want to write colloquial English? You should master the formal version first.

    Your sentences suggest that young people raising children cause the city to be well-designed. That's not logical.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: baby & kid-friendly designed

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Why do you want to write colloquial English? You should master the formal version first.

    Your sentences suggest that young people raising children cause the city to be well-designed. That's not logical.
    This can be a speech script version, not mainly targeted at reading, so 'cause can be proper.
    And some new city's structure can be friendly with some specific age group.

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    #8

    Re: baby & kid-friendly designed

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I meant it in colloquial English, so the only choice seems to be 'cause.
    Don't write that, keannu.

    This way of writing the word is okay only if you are transcribing the speech of somebody who speaks like that, such as in dialogue.

    It should not be used in writing.

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    #9

    Re: baby & kid-friendly designed

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    This can be a speech script version, not mainly targeted at reading, so 'cause can be proper.
    keannu—please do not try to teach us how to use English.

    Your sentence is obviously not part of a script, is it? You are doing writing practice.

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    #10

    Re: baby & kid-friendly designed

    You can simply say there are a lot of young people with children.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 12-Nov-2019 at 15:38. Reason: Fix typo.

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