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Kate Jane
What can be happy? The sentence: Even when she was a child, her ... had been positive. Attitude, viewpoint. I don't think that it may be approach or position. Thanks for help ^^
Dec 19, 2012 4:01 PM
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Ahhh, I see :) Well, then I'd vote for "attitude"! :)
December 19, 2012
i can not change the sentence, 'cause it is exercise of USE (United State Exam). But thanks you for explaining)
December 19, 2012
Yeah, "attitude" works perfectly. =) I think it's even better if you specify the attitude: --> "Even when she was a child, her attitude towards life had been positive. Another possibility is to say "...her spirit had been positive". As for your other suggestions: "viewpoint", "position" and "approach" might indeed sound strange. The listener will think: What is "a positive approach", because it sounds a little judgemental. Better version if you want to use this noun: "Even when she was a child her approach to the biggest problems was to solve them all by herself."
December 19, 2012
You confirmed my guess, thanks. :)
December 19, 2012
Probably either 'attitude' or 'outlook'. A viewpoint or position is something that is associated more with an adult. 'Approach' also suggests a plan. When did you ever see a young child plan for much of anything? Again, more of a term for adults.
December 19, 2012
Kate Jane
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