a child who misses / who misses / missing their blanket

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buttle

Senior Member
France French
Hi everyone,

Are these 3 sentences correct ? :

"You cry like a child misses their blanket"
"You cry like a child who misses their blanket"
"You cry like a child missing their blanket"

Thank you in advance.
 
  • rocstar

    Senior Member
    México - Español-
    "You cry like a child misses their blanket":cross:
    "You cry like a child who misses their blanket":tick:(it causes argumentation)
    "You cry like a child missing their blanket":cross:

    I would say: "You cry like a child who misses his blanket" (it causes argumentation)

    Rocstar
     

    JamesM

    Senior Member
    Hi everyone,

    Are these 3 sentences correct ? :

    "You cry like a child misses their blanket" :cross:
    "You cry like a child who misses their blanket" :tick:
    "You cry like a child missing their blanket" :tick:

    Thank you in advance.
    The first sentence doesn't work for me because it equates the crying with the way the child misses their blanket. In other words, it says that you cry in the same way that a child misses their blanket. I suppose the analogy is possible but it seems awkward.

    The second and third sentences say that you are crying in the same way a child cries when he misses his blanket.
     

    Mercedes62

    Member
    España, Español
    Rocstar, I think you can use "their" to apply to both sexes even in singular, How do you know it is a little boy, not a little girl?
    Regards
     
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