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Topic: my essay-making decision
Posted: Friday, August 5, 2022 12:12:51 PM
I don't know how to thank you enough. I highly appreciate your generous help. My essay questions would go unanswered without your help. God bless you and your family.
Topic: my essay-making decision
Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:51:44 PM
Would you please have a look at my essay?

Some people believe that allowing children to make their own choices on everyday matters (such as food, clothes and entertainment) is likely to result in a society of individuals who only think about their wishes. Other people believe that it is important for children to make decisions about matters that affect them.

My response:

Youngsters are inclined to seek their own choices on everyday matters without adults interfering. Some maintain this will bring about a society riddled with selfish individuals, whereas others assert children must have the freedom to make some critical choices.

It is a sound argument to say children deserve the liberty and freedom to like and love whatever closely concerns them, or they may develop mental problems. Children must have the right to choose their favourite clothes or enjoy the food they most like. It seems vacuous to deprive them of the joy of playing video games or outdoor pastimes. A great many research studies have shown that restricting adolescents on day-to-day matters may as well jeopardise their mental health, resulting in dire psychological conditions later in adulthood.

But it is equally true that absolute freedom can corrupt people in any environment or scale. Children must learn from an early age that there are rules, regulations, and codes of behaviour that they need to observe to be able to harmoniously integrate into society. No sooner do they start schooling than they realise they cannot play it all by themselves: they have to wear a special uniform, do specific assignments, go to bed early, settle for the type of food their parents provide, and so on. This discipline is going to kill the danger of children developing into self-righteous, selfish and stubborn beings as adults later in life.

However, there are times that making a decision on the part of children can tremendously affect their course of life. For instance, if a child desperately wants to become a professional swimmer or an engineer, parents must not get in the way. Otherwise, their children may not be placed on the right path, which they truly love and are ready to put in the hard work, leading to dissatisfaction and regret for the rest of their lives.

Personally, I am not in favour of allowing children to viciously meet their wishful longings on a daily basis, which will undoubtedly result in spoilt inflexible individuals. But nor would I advocate the forceful one-sided decision-making for children. Parents and children must meet halfway to negotiate their wants and thoughts. Their offspring must come to know and be convinced that they may not have unfettered discretion on every matter but may have a voice on matters that can be negotiated. For example, while they should not be allowed to use the internet to watch violent, abusive, or pornographic content, they should be allowed to use YouTube to watch cartoons or educational videos. I also agree that children must have the last say in case of life-changing decisions, with parents casting illuminating light on the issue for children to see the ups and downs of the road to their goal.
Topic: on the contrary
Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2022 3:01:03 PM
However, decision-making is an essential skill to acquire from an early age. They may be children, true, but they can and must learn to make their own decisions and to take care of their own needs. Otherwise, they would not assume any responsibility whatsoever for the consequences of the decisions that were made for them. On the contrary, if they are allowed to decide for themselves, they will not only become autonomous individuals, but also be better prepared to deal with conflicts and challenges later on in life. Moreover, making decisions and seeing how they lead to outcomes improves children's self-efficacy.

Is 'on the contrary' correctly used in the above?
Topic: Let go
Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 8:14:00 PM
Thank you ever so much.

I appreciate your intellect and talents in clarifying and explaining the issue.
Topic: Let go
Posted: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 4:21:52 PM
When they do start to let go and their body starts flapping in the air like a flag, smaller back legs reduce the drag, and allow them to cling on and survive the hurricane.

Context: anole lizards

Let go and cling ob seem contradictory. Cling on what?
Topic: at
Posted: Monday, August 1, 2022 12:58:21 PM
I used to read a lot when I was in high school/university.

Which preposition is correct?
Topic: job
Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:32:15 AM
Some priests are dissatisfied with their work, either because their freedom to do a good job is curtailed, or because they feel unprepared for the specific task assigned them. In the first instance, better job descriptions are proposed as a remedy; in the second, better education for the jobholder. Both solutions are no more than misguided palliatives. The question must be asked: Should not this job be dropped from Church control, and the cleric either fired or challenged to compete for it—under secular control and conditions?"

What does 'this job' refer to?
Topic: displace
Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2022 7:25:05 PM
Thank you so much.

But why is it present continuous? It was something that happened in the past.

Topic: a/the/- position of
Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2022 1:09:02 PM
thar wrote:
A position is a job you are placed in within a heirarchy like a company. Being a polotician is a job but it is not a position.

But it would be the position (because you are soecifying which position) of manager (because that is a job title - the word on your door or id badge.

It is not the position possessed by a manager. It is the position labelled 'manager'.

For a politician, that is not a position.
That could be
... inherent in being a politician
... inherent in the role of MP
... inherit in the job of a borough councillor

You're brilliant, thar. I appreciate your deep knowledge of the language and your extraordinary explanation power.
Topic: comma
Posted: Friday, July 29, 2022 3:34:28 PM
Moreover, the knowledge behind technological and military advances has to be kept secret, so that they can act as
deterrence at times of crisis.

Is the comma correctly used in the above?