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9 Nov 2019 — My children's father

 

Edit these sentences so that the relationship of the different people is expressed more clearly.

 

A family in silhouette

The father of my children his mother left him with his dad at the age of 7. They were never married just a one night thing.

 

Read all the options.
 

1.

The father of my children his mother left him with his dad at the age of 7. They were never married just a one night thing.

2.

The father of my children's mother left him with his dad at age 7. They never married— just a one night thing.

3.

My children's father's mother left him with his dad at the age of 7. She and the boy's father never married—just a one night thing

4.

The mother of my children's father left him with his dad at the age of 7. She and the boy's father never married—just a one night thing.

5.

The mother of my children's father left him with his dad at the age of seven. She and the boy's father never married. The relationship was just a one night thing.

 

GLOSSARY

7 vs. seven  – Arabic numeral vs. spelled out number. Spell out small numbers and numbers in nontechnical contexts (when few numbers will be mentioned). Avoid using Arabic numerals at the beginning of a sentence.  See Word Numbers.

clarify (V) – make clearer; easier to see, hear or understand

focus (N) – the center of attention; focus (V) – concentrate attention on, change the lens of a camera to make the picture clearer.

genitive – a form expressed with an "of" phrase or apostrophe + s; having a meaning of  possession, relationship, character trait, source, and more. See Possessives.

 

SOURCE FOR TOPIC   

"The Three Main Issues of the Abandoned Child." Comment by SD - October 30, 2019. drjonicewebb.com/the-3-main-issues-of-the-abandoned-child-in-adulthood/. Accessed 8 Nov. 2019.

 

IMAGE   

"Family Portrait.  By a4gpa. Flickr, 11 Oct. 2007.  flickr.com/photos/a4gpa/1573456981. Licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0. Accessed  8 Nov. 2019.