Question about the vocabulary of the narrator of a story

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Question about the vocabulary of the narrator of a story

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Hey guys, I have a question of grammar, I was wondering, when writing about the perspective of a child for example, who has a different vocabulary from an adult, is it possible to commit certain grammatical mistakes purposefully in order to make the narrator look more realistic?

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gabrielletiemi wrote: ↑
23 May 2020, 08:30
Hey guys, I have a question of grammar, I was wondering, when writing about the perspective of a child for example, who has a different vocabulary from an adult, is it possible to commit certain grammatical mistakes purposefully in order to make the narrator look more realistic?
In the dialogue? Sure.
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CatInTheHat wrote: ↑
23 May 2020, 10:33
gabrielletiemi wrote: ↑
23 May 2020, 08:30
Hey guys, I have a question of grammar, I was wondering, when writing about the perspective of a child for example, who has a different vocabulary from an adult, is it possible to commit certain grammatical mistakes purposefully in order to make the narrator look more realistic?
In the dialogue? Sure.
Actually, I was thinking about first person books

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