As a businessman he <sculpted/steered> his son to becoming a businessman too.

fabsir

Senior Member
Português - Brasil
Hi everyone!
Just wanted to check whether the following senteces are correct:

1 - As a businessman he steered his son to becoming a businessman too.
2 - As a businessman he sculpted his son to being a businessman too.

Thank you for your help.
 
  • ayed

    Senior Member
    Arabic(Saudi)
    I don't know why I feel :
    As a businessman, he steered his son to become a businessman, too.

    Native are coming..
     

    Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    1 - As a businessman he steered his son to becoming a businessman too. :tick:
    2 - As a businessman he sculpted his son to being a businessman too. :cross:

    "Sculpt" usually refers to the physical act of creating a sculpture from soft material such as clay. It can be used figuratively, but only when the subject has little or no pre-existing form. Here, the son presumably had some native intelligence, ability and interest in business. "Steer" refers to providing guidance, which is what would be necessary in such a situation.
     

    manon33

    Senior Member
    English - England (Yorkshire)
    You sometimes hear 'moulded' (another phrase from the plastic arts) in this context : He moulded his son into a businessman too.
     
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