Parents these days reluctantly increase expectations for their children in this high-pressure society while children equally demand more from parents.
1. Is 'these day's placed correctly in the above sentence?
2. Is 'increase' collated with 'expectations'?
3. Can I replace 'for' with 'of'?
4. Is it necessary to put a hypen between 'high' and 'pressure'?
I started to get confused with 'expectations of' and 'expectation for'.
When should we use 'of' and 'for?
The doctor's expectation for his patient was that the operation would be a total success.
of>> The expectations of the class were that Johnny will come out top. = the class's expectations were>>
In your original sentence, reluctantly increase expectations for their children is not quite clear as to meaning.
If you mean that what the parents do encourages the children to expect more, then it would need rephrasing as reluctantly increase the expectations of their children
If you mean that the parents expect more for or from their children, then it would need rephrasing as reluctantly increase [their] expectations for their children
Last edited by Anglika; 09-Oct-2007 at 14:46.