How do we say "Children are encouraged to"? my french teacher does not want us to use "encouragé" but a conjugated form of "donner de soutien". How do I do that?

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    What's the full sentence, and if it's ambiguous the intended meaning? I can't think of a context where “donner du soutien” could be a translation of “encourage”. Apr 25, 2020 at 9:14

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Encourager is one possible translation, in the sense of to spur, to push to do something:

Les enfants sont encouragés à travailler en autonomie.

Donner du soutien does not have the exact same meaning: it means to support, to help.

Les enseignants donnent du soutien aux élèves en difficulté.

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