Grammar Exercise- Ugandanknuckles

If a primary caretaker has a negative attitude towards his or her child, it increases the risk that the child will grow up hostile towards others. And it’s not just aggression towards others that results from child abuse; a large number of children raised by abusive parents also harm themselves. This negative behavior occurs when children don’t learn appropriate techniques for handling life’s disappointments. If we aren’t raised with coping skills, we’re much too likely to act “inappropriately” than if we had developed more reasonable approaches. The effect of poor parenting, as reported by Dr. Geoffrey Dahmer in “The Bully Papers,” is that everyone gets the child they deserve.


3 thoughts on “Grammar Exercise- Ugandanknuckles”

      1. Almost. And congratulations on those you did catch. This one seems almost unfair, but it is a rule, and we just have to live with it. Rule 14. “Everyone” is singular. So are anyone, someone, and no one. So they need a singular verb. Corrections are not elegant.

        NOT: Everyone gets the child they deserve.
        BUT: Everyone gets the child he deserves.
        OR: Everyone gets the child he or she deserves.
        OR: We all get the children we deserve.
        OR: Parents get the children they deserve.


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