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there must be something wrong with them that's causing to them to wind up alone.

why ing with cause?

is alone a noun?


All these stereotypes are driven by pressures to conform to long-held societal standards: get the partner, shared home, 2.4 kids and dog, and a person has assembled all the ingredients they need for a happy life.

2.4 kids and dong?

get ...... assembled?

a person has ?

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Silencio Tarsier

There must be something wrong with them that's causing to them to wind up alone.

why ing with cause? that is causing

is alone a noun? No.

Silencio Tarsier

All these stereotypes are driven by pressures to conform to long-held societal standards: get the partner, shared home, 2.4 kids and dog, and a person has assembled all the ingredients they need for a happy life.

2.4 kids and dong?

get ...... assembled?

a person has ?

It's not clear what your questions are.

It's "dog", by the way, certainly not "dong". Emotion: embarrassed

CJ

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So, alone must be adverb following wind up which is v.

Anyway, what does it mean by "wind up alone"?

Causing is noun, meaning something wrong?



(get the partner, shared home, 2.4 kids and dog, and a person) has assembled all the ingredients they need for a happy life.

all those things in braces together to assemble the ingredients?

why there is verb (get), then shared( in past tense), followed by 2.4 kids and dog( without verb), and a person( who is the person here)? Moreover, how come 2.4 kids and dog? Is it dog or kids? or 2.4 kids plus 1 dog? I'm totally confused.

Silencio TarsierSo, alone must be adverb following wind up which is v.

Right.

Silencio Tarsierwind up alone

~ end up alone ~ with the result that they are all by themselves. I imagine it means 'without any friends'.

CJ

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Silencio TarsierCausing is noun

No. It's part of the present continuous tense of the verb 'cause': is causing.

CJ

Silencio Tarsier(get the partner, shared home, 2.4 kids and dog, and a person) has assembled all the ingredients they need for a happy life.all those things in braces together to assemble the ingredients?

get the partner, shared home, 2.4 kids and dog, and a person has assembled all the ingredients they need for a happy life
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If you find your partner (someone to marry), and you find a home for both of you to live in, and you have two or three children, and you have a dog,

then you ("a person") have gathered together everything you need to have a happy life.
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The underlined 'and' indicates a conclusion, so the whole passage is like an if-then statement.

CJ

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