The confidence that a child has developed has gained from having a warm and loving fa

newkeenlearner

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Is this sentence OK?

The confidence that a child has developed has gained from having a warm and loving family.
 

newkeenlearner

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Thanks Robert J. But why the past tense? How about the following?

The confidence that a child has developed is being gained from having a warm and loving family.
 

teechar

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If you're stating a generality, try:
The confidence that a child develops is (normally/usually) gained from having a warm and loving family.
 
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