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Jacqueline Romani
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Sep 19, 2019 3:56 PM
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Hi Jacqueline. The use of "if not" doesn't create a close enough connection I think in your comparison. Consider writing: Adult problems can affect kids a lot, sometimes even more than their parents. Adult problems can affect kids a lot, perhaps even more than their parents. What do you think? Does it seem clearer to you? Best, e.
September 19, 2019
Are you talking about children being affected by their parents' issues? "Adult problems" is not a common phrase. "Adults' problems" (possessive) seems a bit more natural. I imagine you are referring to issues that children don't usually have, such as job loss, alcoholism, or marriage troubles? If that's what you're talking about, I would say something like "Children can be deeply affected by their parents' problems." Hope that helps.
September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019
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