mistreatment of a child by a parent or guardian, including neglect, beating, and sexual molestation.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!
How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
Origin of child abuse
First recorded in 1970–75
Words nearby child abuse
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Example sentences from the Web for child abuse
No one knows the sordid details of the child-abuse scandal better than Clohessy.
Another group found 65,700 child-abuse cases in 2009 in comparison with roughly 150,000 cases in 1992.The Penn State Scandal: 7 Facts About Child Sex Abuse|Lizzie Crocker|November 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for child abuse
physical, sexual, or emotional ill-treatment or neglect of a child, esp by those responsible for its welfareSee also nonaccidental injury
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