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    The boy's voice was aloud with his mother

    Can you please correct the following?
    "The boy's voice was aloud with his mother. The mother became upset and complain of that to the father. The father in defend of the boy said that that's because of going through the puberty."

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    Re: Can you please correct

    My shot:

    The boy raised his voice at his mother. His mother became upset and complained to his father. The father in defence of the boy explained that it (the change of behaviour) could have been due to the boy going through puberty.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-Mar-2020 at 10:06. Reason: deleting 'the' before 'puberty'
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Can you please correct

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    My shot:

    The boy raised his voice at his mother. His mother became upset and complained to his father. The father in defence of the boy explained that it (the change of behaviour) could have been due to the boy going through his puberty.
    Many thanks.
    Why did you say "could have been" not "could/can be"?

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    Re: Can you please correct

    Quote Originally Posted by Tara2 View Post
    Many thanks.
    Why did you say "could have been" not "could/can be"?
    It refers to something that had happened.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: The boy's voice was aloud with his mother

    Please note that I have changed your thread title. Don't put your question in the title. Put some of the words/phrases you are asking us to check. I'm sure you've been on the forum long enough to know this.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: The boy's voice was aloud with his mother

    Quote Originally Posted by Tara2 View Post
    Would you please correct the following?


    The boy raised his voice to his mother. The mother became upset and complained to his father. In defense of the boy, he said it might have been because he was going through puberty.
    Then he made him apologize to his mother, gave him extrs chores, and grounded him for two weeks.

    (Thanks, Ted!)
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