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D00M
Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 3:41:58 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

What does put mean here? Could you phrase it another way?

Those that support care through grandparents cite several reasons for this. Firstly, they claim that this is the safest option due to the fact that they are family members so they can be trusted at all times to put the health and safety of the child first. Another important consideration is costs. Parents will have to pay to place their children in a childcare centre, and with the financial burdens that families face these days, using relatives to care for children would be a considerable cost saving.



I am looking forward to your answers.
thar
Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 3:51:11 PM

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Priorities of family members:
1 the health and safety of the child
2......
3.......

How would you say that another way?
NKM
Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 4:06:21 PM

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In this idiomatic usage, "to put something" first is "to considerate it most important ".

The health and safety of the child is more important than anything else.

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