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    Smile Few children can attend family affair

    Few children can attend family affair without seeing the adults enjoying their liquor.
    Every child who attend any family social event can see the adults enjoying their alcohol.


    Does the second convey the same idea as the first in the above? If not, how would you reword the second to mean pretty much the same as the first?
    Besides, what is family affair? Could you list a few samples so that I have a clear idea about it? Thanks.

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    Re: Few children can attend family affair

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Few children can attend family affairs without seeing the adults enjoying their liquor.
    Every child who attend any family social event can see the adults enjoying their alcohol.


    Does the second convey the same idea as the first in the above? If not, how would you reword the second to mean pretty much the same as the first?
    Besides, what is family affair? Could you list a few samples so that I have a clear idea about it? Thanks.
    Most children who attend family social events see the adults enjoying their alcohol.

    That makes more sense to me. However, the first sentence does not make perfect sense to me and needs to be clarified as I have done. However, it could also have read

    Few children can attend a family affair without seeing the adults enjoying their liquor.

    In which case the second sentence would be.

    Most children who attend a family social event can see the adults enjoying their alcohol.
    Hope that is not confusing,

    Andy

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    Re: Few children can attend family affair

    A family affair would be a family gathering such as wedding, funeral, birthday party etc etc.

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    Re: Few children can attend family affair

    Thanks, Holty, for the clear reply.
    Got it.

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