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The following sentence is a one that I wrote during an essay writing. I've used "someone", "individual" and "person" in the previous part of the essay. Therefore, I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me how can paraphrase "someone" in the following sentence. Furthermore, it is feasible to address childhood in general by using "the childhood" as I heard that it is possible to use "the" + "noun" to talk about something in general.


For example, according to an article on BBC, some turbulent experiences in someone’s childhood could lead to depression in their adulthood.

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dileepaI heard that it is possible to use "the" + "noun" to talk about something in general.

'the' is not used with unmodified abstract nouns like 'childhood' and 'adulthood'. To make your sentence refer to these ideas generally, write it without "someone's" or "the" or "some", like this:

For example, according to a report on BBC, turbulent experiences in childhood can lead to depression in adulthood.

('article' is for written media like newspapers. If you see it on TV, call it a report.)

CJ

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For example, according to an article on the BBC, some turbulent experiences in childhood could lead to depression in adulthood.

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