Native English spekers, could you please help me with these issues?
Is this sentence correct:
"When I was young, my parents didn't ENROLL ME in tennis."
(Or how to express that idea better?)
- susanLv 79 months agoFavorite Answer
The way you wrote it is perfectly fine. Here are some other options:
When I was young, I never had any tennis lessons.
I never had any tennis lessons when I was younger.
My parents never signed me up for tennis lessons when I was young.
My parents never got me tennis lessons when I was young.
I never had tennis lessons as a child.
(If the other commenter is correct in guessing that you are a child, then say "..when I was younger.")
- bluebellbkkLv 79 months ago
There's nothing actually wrong with your sentence, but it doesn't sound natural. The suggestions in @Susan's answer are far more like what a native speaker would say.
'Enroll' is quite a formal word for a formal process. Signing up for tennis lessons isn't as serious and solemn as that.
- 9 months ago
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- John PLv 79 months ago
I might say in Britain: "My parents didn't ever give me tennis lessons when I was young". Or possibly "...didn't ever send me for....". Habits in the USA etc might be different.
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- william ellisLv 79 months ago
Your writing like a child so "young" should be "younger" or "Much younger" to add a spark and.....you can add an expression or a feeling at the end to clear up the question, an I happy or sad .....
- Little Big ManLv 79 months ago
When I was young, my parents did not enroll me for tennis lessons.
- CogitoLv 79 months ago
"When I was young, my parents didn't get me tennis lessons."