I feel that school-age children

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I am wondering if this sentence is correct?

I feel that school-age children need to be given lessons on how to obey rules, how to use a library, and how to do teamwork.
 

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I am wondering if this sentence is correct?

I feel that school-age children need to be given lessons on how to obey rules, how to use a library, and how to do teamwork.

You can remove the second and third uses of "how to". "Do teamwork" is not natural. Try "work as a team".
 

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Thanks emsr2d2. I was looking for a collocation for the phrase 'team work'. It was helpful. thanks.

I feel that school-age children need to be given lessons on how to obey rules, use a library, and work as a team.
 

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In BrE, you can also say "lessons in ...". That's probably what I would use but "on" is not wrong.

To create a shorter sentence, you could remove "how to" and "to be given" completely and write "I feel that school-age children need lessons in obeying rules, using a library, and working as a team".

I also wonder what you mean by "school-age children". Generally, in the UK, that would mean a child of 4 or 5 - the age at which they start school. However, if you're actually referring to any child who is attending school, just use "schoolchildren".
 

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Your suggestion was perfect.

I thought 'school-age children' are those who attend primary school. Thanks for such informative information.
 
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