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    Default Sentences Feb 18

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Until two three years ago, our team had people mainly from the local area, so if they saw a new face around, they would ask what are you doing here.

    2. If you were to drive down there, you would think that it was a specialized complex, but it is not.

    3. If you do that you will be deemed disqualified from the competition.

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    Default Re: Sentences Feb 18

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Until two or three years ago, our team had people mainly from the local area, so if they saw a new face around, they would ask what are you doing here? (Stress should probably be on "you" or "doing")

    2. If you were to drive down there, you would think that it was a specialized complex, but it is not.(Stress should probably be on "not")

    3. If you do that you will be deemed (I would prefer "considered")disqualified from the competition.

    Thanks,

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    Some comments.

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    Default Re: Sentences Feb 18

    billmcd,

    Thanks.

    The words underlined were the words I was not sure of and wanted to get the teachers' attention to.

    1. In the first sentence, though the sentence describes a past thing, I have used 'are' in the last part. Is that acceptable?

    2. In the second sentence, I have used 'was' and 'is' in the same sentence. Is that okay?

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    Default Re: Sentences Feb 18

    Yes to both.

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