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    Default Sentences Feb 23

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to native ear?

    1. Let me give you a lay up of this situation

    2. Can you give me a chance to prove my suitability for the position?

    3. Analyzing world political trends and writing assessments is part of my daily job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to native ear?

    1. Let me give you a lay up of this situation No, I don't know what this means.

    2. Can you give me a chance to prove my suitability for the position? Yes.

    3. Analyzing world political trends and writing assessments is part of my daily job. Yes.

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    Default Re: Sentences Feb 23

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to native ear?

    1. Let me give you a lay up of this situation
    1. Let me give you the low down (on the situation) is a very casual phrase that is used sometimes. It means to give a quick/concise/truthful summary, or a full disclosure. I would consider it slang and would not use it personally.

    2. Can you give me a chance to prove my suitability for the position?

    3. Analyzing world political trends and writing assessments is part of my daily job.

    Thanks,

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    Default Re: Sentences Feb 23

    Thanks folks.

    Can I change sentence 3 to the following without chaning the meaning?

    4. Analyzing world political trends and writing assessments is my daily routine.

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    Default Re: Sentences Feb 23

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Thanks folks.

    Can I change sentence 3 to the following without chaning the meaning?

    4. Analyzing world political trends and writing assessments is my daily routine.
    Yes and no, it being your routine doesn't necessarily make it your job.

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    Default Re: Sentences Feb 23

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Thanks folks.

    Can I change sentence 3 to the following without chaning the meaning?

    4. Analyzing world political trends and writing assessments is my daily routine.
    This would be correct if it was in the context of speaking about your job. If you were not speaking about your job, it could mean that it was part of your home daily routine. Most people would assume that you are speaking about a daily routine at your job but you should use context (or daily job) to be clear.

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