I need some input on these questions.

If you feel I'm wrong-please let me know. Thanx for helping!

1.Which one of the following would NOT
be typical communication for a three- year-old?

A. "That's scary!"
B. "I'm hungry."
C. "Nobody likes carrots!"
D. "I want cookies."

2. Which one of the following sentences
would not be typical of a two-year

A. "Mommy buyeded a book."
B. "Me want juice."
C. "Why rain?"
D. "Let's go to Grandma's."

Would the correct answer for the first question be:

(C)"Nobody likes carrots!"

Would the correct answer for the second question be:

(D)"Let's go to Grandma's."

I think 1st one is right.

But i think the 2nd one should be (A). Because when have you ever heard a two year say mommy buyeded a book. Unless it was born genusis LOL :).

Anyone else have an opinion on this?

1 = C (for sure

2 = A or D
I've been listening carefully to my (now) 7 year old granddaughter, and when she was 2, she didn't speak in either of those ways. Plus she had just turned 6 when she started putting the -ed's on all past tense verbs.

I have observed and listened to four grandchildren, and I've heard many other children (including my own) go through the language learning process. Very few 2 year olds would put extra -ed's on verbs because they have not picked up on the difference between present and past tenses. Also, most 2 year olds do not speak in full sentences, so I think both A and D are NOT what a 2 year old would say.

In the second question: Wouldn't the

answer (A)"Mommy buyeded a book." an
example of a 2 year old chid using overregularization?

Yes, it is an example of overrequlation.

I would go with D, but I don't like it. I have a two year old grandchild that does not speak in sentences, in fact, she does not speak at all.

To determine the correct answers to these questions, we need to consider typical communication patterns of three-year-olds and two-year-olds.

1. For the first question, the correct answer is indeed (C) "Nobody likes carrots!" Three-year-olds often display egocentric thinking and have a limited understanding of others' opinions. They are unlikely to make generalized statements like "Nobody likes carrots!"

2. For the second question, the correct answer is (A) "Mommy buyeded a book." Two-year-olds often exhibit errors in grammar and speech, including misusing verb tenses, plurals, and irregular forms. The phrase "Mommy buyeded a book" includes an incorrect past tense form ("buyeded") and is not typical for a two-year-old.

By understanding the typical communication patterns of different age groups, we can identify the correct answers to these questions.