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Posted by gaiazza (U15614985) on Wednesday, 13th February 2013
I know for sure that this sentence is not correct:
"I think children shouldn't be allowed to watch violent cartoons"
I should have written, instead:
"I don't think children should be allowed to watch violent cartoons".
Can anyone be so kind to tell me why is the first sentence wrong?
Posted by Hattie (U14841294) on Wednesday, 13th February 2013
If you put a full stop at the end the sentence is correct.
Although many people use those two sentences as if they meant the same thing, they do not. Trees, for instance, don't think children should be allowed to watch violent cartoons. That does not mean that trees think that children should not be allowed to watch violent cartoons. To think negatively is not the same as not thinking positively.
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