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The kitten or the monkey 2

When a kitten is in danger; for example, an adder crawls up to it, it only calls the mother plaintively, staying on the spot.

When it happens to a monkey baby, it runs away as fast as possible under the protection of the mother.

So, the monkey reacts more active and have more chances to survive.

It's somehow spontaneously set down in my memory, and now I remember "the kitten or the monkey" occasionally, when I have to do something to increase my resilience.

People, unlike animals, can foresee danger and prepare for it in advance. Do so means to increase autonomy, independence, self-confidence, and quality of life eventually.

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Good job again, Oleks. You are improving your English skills on a daily basis and that is great! Keep it up.

Here is how I would rewrite your text.

The Kitten or The Monkey 2


When a kitten is in danger; for example, when an adder crawls up to it, it only calls the mother plaintively, staying on the spot.

When it happens to a monkey baby (‘Baby monkey’ is more common.), it runs away as fast as possible, under the protection of the mother.

So, the monkey reacts more actively and have has more chances to survive (Also, has higher chances of survival.).

It's somehow spontaneously set down stuck in my memory, and now I remember "the kitten or the monkey" occasionally, when I have to do something to increase my resilience.

People, unlike animals, can foresee danger and prepare for it in advance. Doing so means to increase leads to an increase in autonomy, independence, self-confidence, and the quality of life eventually.


 

Best of luck to you!

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Thank you, Aliakbar! Your comments help me a lot to choice more accurate words in the future.

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When a kitten is in danger, for example, an adder crawls up to it. It only calls the mother plaintively, staying on the spot.

When it happens to a monkey baby, it runs away as fast as possible under the protection of the mother.

So, the monkey reacts more actively and have has more chances to survive.

It's somehow spontaneously set down in my memory (no comma) and now I remember "the kitten or the monkey" occasionally (no comma) when I have to do something to increase my resilience.

People, unlike animals, can foresee danger and prepare for it in advance. Doing so means to increase autonomy, independence, self-confidence (no comma) and quality of life eventually.

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Thank you, Kjcoffin! Your comment, as always, very useful!

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

When I watch nature shows on TV, I realise how brutal life in the animal kingdom is! Most animals' lives are constantly under threat from predators, habitat loss and (increasingly) pollution. As you have pointed, we are lucky that we (as humans) don't tend to have these issues.

Aliakbar and Kjcoffin have done a great job of evaluating your text. I would like to add the following comments.

1. it only calls the mother plaintively, staying on the spot. the phrase "staying on the spot" sounds a bit strange to me. It is not wrong though. I would change this to " it only calls the mother plaintively, without moving / running away"

2. It's somehow spontaneously set down in my memory, As you are talking about action that extends to the present, you should use the present perfect tense. " It has somehow spontaneously stuck in my memory / mind / head"

 

 

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Thank you, Edhutchins88! You helped me a lot to get more understanding of English tenses now.

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