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    Smile Anglika: Why is 'kids' replaced here?

    Sometimes we don't want our kids children to forget where they came from [They may have been born in the US - "their origins"], or where their ancestors came from.
    Hello Anglika,

    I read an essay you proofread.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/e...hanks-lot.html

    Could you please tell me why you replaced "kids" with "childrens"? What's the difference between the words? I used to use them at will.

    Thanks in advance!

    PS: I don't know whether it is appropriate to ask this question in other people's thread about writing so I post my question here.


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    Re: Anglika: Why is 'kids' replaced here?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello Anglika,

    I read an essay you proofread.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/e...hanks-lot.html

    Could you please tell me why you replaced "kids" with "childrens"? What's the difference between the words? I used to use them at will.

    Thanks in advance!

    PS: I don't know whether it is appropriate to ask this question in other people's thread about writing so I post my question here.
    This is supposed to be a formal essay. "Kids" is informal and slangy [and personally I always visualize a whole lot of baby goats when I hear it], and ought not to be used formally.

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    Smile Re: Anglika: Why is 'kids' replaced here?

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your help. I see.

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