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1. Children are not enough matural to make decisions.
2. Poor parents have contributed children to misbehave.
3.Good parents encourage children to acquire social skills.
4. Bring up children and educate them are the parents'responsibility.

1-Children are not enough mature to ...
2-poor parents contribute children to...
3-Good parents encourage children to acquireing...
4- bringing up children....

1.Children are not mature enough to make decisions.
2.Poor parenting has contributed children more misbehavior.
3.Good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.
4.Bringing up children and educating them are the responsibility of parents.

1. Children are not MATURE ENOUGH to make decisions. ( they should be switched "enough mature."

2. Poor parenting has contributed to CHILDREN MISBEHAVING.

3. Good parenting encourage children TO acquire social skills. ( you need a PREPOSITION before the word acquire).

4. Bringing up children and educating them is the responsibility of parents. ( there should be -ing form included in educate to
correspond to the word bringing up.


1. Children are not MATURE ENOUGH to make decisions. ( they should be switched "enough mature."

2. Poor parenting has contributed to CHILDREN MISBEHAVING.

3. Good parenting encourages children TO acquire social skills. ( you need a PREPOSITION before the word acquire).

4. Bringing up children and educating them is the responsibility of parents. ( there should be -ing form included in educate to
correspond to the word bringing up.

1. children are not mature enough to make decisions.

2. poor parenting has contributed to children's misbehaving

3. good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills

4. bringing up children and educate them is parent's responsibilty

1.Children are not mature enough to make decisions.

2.Poor parenting contributes children to misbehave more.

3.Good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.

4.Bringing up children and educating them are the responsibility of parents.

1.Children are not mature enough to make decisions.
2.Poor parenting has contributed children to more misbehavior.
3.Good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.
4.Bringing up children and educating them are the responsibility of parents.

Children are not mature enough to make decisions.
Poor parenting has contributed to more children's misbehavior.
Good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.
Bringing up children and educating them are the responsibility of parents.

Hi Simon,

Here is my answer:
1. Children are not mature enough to make decisions.
2. Poor parenting has led children to misbehave more.
3. Good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.
4. Bringing up children and educating them are the responsibility of parents.

Thank you very much for your exercise.
Best Regards,

mature enough
to more misbehave of children
to acquire
educating them is

1- Children are not mature enough to make decisions.
2- Poor parenting has contributed to more children's misbehaviour.
3- Good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.
4- Bringing up children and educating them are the responsibility of parents.

1. Children are not mature enough to make decisions.
2. Poor parenting has contributed to misbehaved children.
Or Poor parenting contributed to increase in misbehaviour of the children.
Or Poor parenting contributed to increase in children’s misbehaviour.
Or I would write: Poor parenting contributed to bad behaviour of the children.
(Not sure about the in front of children here.)
3. Good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.
4. Bringing up children and educating them is the responsibility of parents.
Or Bringing up and educating children is the responsibilities of parents.
Not sure here about is or are because of two things brining up and educating.

* Children are not mature enough to make decisions.
* Poor parenting has contributed more to children's misbehaving.
* Good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.
* Bringing up children and educating them are the responsibility of parents.

Children are not mature enough to make decisions.
Poor parenting contributes children to misbehave more.
Good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.
Bringing up children and educating them is the responsibility of parents.

Children are not mature enough to make decisions.
Poor parents have contributed children to more misbehaviors.
Good parents encourage children to acquire social skills.
Bringing up children and educating them is on parents' responsibilities.

Children are not matured enough to make decision.
Poor parent's contribute to children misbehaving more.
Good parents encourage children to acquire social skill.
Bringing children up and educate them is the responsibility of the parents.

Dear Simon,
My answer are

Children are not MATURE enough to make decisions.

Poor parenting has contributed to MISBEHAVIOR'S INCREASE of children.

Good parenting encourages children TO acquire social skills.

Bringing up and EDUCATING children ARE the responsibility of parents.

Children are not mature enough to make decisions.

Poor parenting has contributed children to misbehave .

Good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.

Bringing up children and educating them are the responsibility of parents.

Children are not mature enough to make dicisions
Poor parenting has contributed in more children misbehaving
Good parentingencourage children to acquire social skills
Bringing up ghildren and educating them are the responcibilities of their parents

Children are not enough mature to make decisions.
(children are not mature enough to make decisions.)
Poor parenting has contributed to children to misbehave more.
(poor parenting have contributed to increase in misbehaviour of children)
Good parenting encourages children acquire social skills.
(good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.)
Bringing up children and educate them is the responsibility of parents.
(bringing up children and to educate them is the responsibility of parents)

Hello, Simon

My answer is:

Children are not mature enough to make decisions.
Poor parenting has contributed to children misbehaving more.
Good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.
Bringing up children and educating them are the responsibility of parents.


1.Children are not mature enough to make decisions.
2. Poor parenting has contributed to an increased children's misbahaviours.
3. Good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.
4. Bringin up children and educating them are the responsibilities of parents.

Children are not mature enough to make decisions.
Poor patenting has contributed more to children misbehaviour.
Good patenting encourages children to acquire social skills.
Bringing up and educating children are the responsibility of parents.

My answers are:
1-Children are not mature enough to make decisions.
2-Poor parenting has contributed to more children's misbehavior.
3-Good parents encourages children to acquire social skills.
4-Bringing up children and educating them is the responsibility of parents.

Hi,
1.Children are not mature enough to make decisions.
2.The bad behaviour of parents conduce to misbehave their children.
3.Good parents encourage children to acquire social skills.
4.Bring-up and children and educate them is the responsibility of parents.

1.children are not mature enough to make decisions
2.poor parenting has contributed to children misbehaving more
3.good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills
4. bringing up children and educating them are parent's responsibilities

1.children are not mature enough to make their own decisions.
2.poor parenting has contributed to more children's misbehavior.
3.good parenting encourages children to acquire
social skills.
4.bring up children and educating them are the responsibilities of parents.

1. Children are not MATURE ENOUGH to make decisions. ( they should be switched "enough mature."

2. Poor parenting has contributed to CHILDREN MISBEHAVING.

3. Good parenting encourage children TO acquire social skills. ( you need a PREPOSITION before the word acquire).

4. Bringing up children and educating them are the responsibility of parents. ( there should be -ing form included in educate to
correspond to the word bringing up

1. Children are not MATURE ENOUGH to make decisions.
2. Poor parenting has contributed TO MORE MISBEHAVED CHILDREN.
3. Good parenting encourages children TO acquire social skills.
4. Bringing up children and EDUCATING them is the responsibility of parents.

1 Children are not mature enough to make decisions.
2 Poor parenting has contributed children to misbehaving more.
3 Good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.
4 Bringing up children and educating them is the responsibility of parents.

1. Children are not mature enough to make decision.
2. Poor parenting has contributed more to childrens misbehaviour.
3. Good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.
4. Bringing up children and educating them is responsibility of the parents.

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. "mature enough" instead of "enough mature": Children are not mature enough to make decisions.

2. Poor parenting has contributed to children misbehaving OR Poor parenting has contributed to bad behaviour among children. ("children's misbehaviour" is ok)

3. "... encourages children TO acquire..."

4. "educatING" - I'd probably write "Bringing up and educating children is the responsibility of parents".

1.Children are not enough matured to make decisions.
2.Poor parents contribute children to misbehave more.
3.Good parents encourage children to acquire social skill.
4. To bring up children and to educate them are the parents'responsibilities.

Hi Simon,
I was wondering,why there is not an "are" after the word phrases 'bringing up and educating children'?
Or do you have options to write both i.e 'is' and 'are'

Best regards,
Prakash

Hi Mithu,

You've made some small mistakes. Check my answers above yours.

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Hi Prakash,

Yes, you can write "is the responsibility" or "are the responsibilities". It depends whether or not you take the 2 things as being grouped together.

Hi Simon,

Can you please explain me with using had been\have been and being. I mean when can we use these helping verbs.

Thank you.

Hi Jess,

I think you need to read a detailed description of verb tenses (present perfect, past perfect, present continuous). You really need to go to a grammar book or website for that because there is too much for me to explain here.

Dear Simon
Hello, I'm Bessie.
I just have some questions in relation to "comma". Do I have to put comma (,) after "To a certain extent(,)... " and before "according to"??
"... crimes are committed by ...people (,)according to ... statistics"
I always appreciate your effort.
Kind regard

Hi Bessie,

I would probably put a comma after "To a certain extent" and definitely before "according to" in the example you gave (but maybe not in all contexts).

Commas won't really affect your IELTS score. Often, commas depend on personal choice, so native speakers sometimes use them differently. Don't worry too much about them.

•Childrens are not enough matured to make decisions.
•Poor parenting has contributed in childrens to misbehave more.
•Good parenting encourages children to acquire social skills.
•Bringing up children and educating them is the responsibility of parents.

Hi Phuntsho,

You've made some mistakes in 1 and 2:

Children (not childrens) are not mature enough...

1. "mature enough" instead of "enough mature": Children are not mature enough to make decisions.

2. Poor parenting has contributed to children misbehaving OR Poor parenting has contributed to bad behaviour among children.

NOTE: You can't say "Childrens". We say "one child, two children"

Hi Simon,
Thanks for your helps. Your contribution is invaluable for all students. I have a question: why did you use "is" rather than "are" in this sentence: "Bringing up and educating children is the responsibility of parents".

Hi Cagan,

I'm glad you like the site.

I used "is" because I'm grouping the 2 things together as one. However, you could also write "Bringing up and educating children are the responsibilities of parents".

Hi Simon,
Our students teach us English very strictly. But of course all languages have flexible structure. That's why, it might be difficult for us to catch the tricks like this.
Thanks for your helps.

No problem Cagan.

hi Simon,
Children are not enough mature to take decisions.
Poor parenting has contributed children to misbehave themselves more.
Good parenting encourages children acquire social skills.
Bringing up children and educating them is the responsibility of parents.

Hi Leila,

Your first 3 contain mistakes.

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. "mature enough" instead of "enough mature": Children are not mature enough to make decisions.

2. Poor parenting has contributed to children misbehaving OR Poor parenting has contributed to bad behaviour among children. ("children's misbehaviour" is ok)

3. "... encourages children TO acquire..."

4. "educatING" - I'd probably write "Bringing up and educating children is the responsibility of parents".

Hi Simon,

In the last sentence, Do we need to used are rather than is for educating and bringing up together and responsibilities rather than responsibility?

Hi Mohammad,

You could use either 'is' or 'are'. I used 'is' because I'm thinking of 'bringing up and educating' together as one task. This is one of those grammatical grey areas!

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