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    Are these sentences natural? March 28

    Hi,
    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?
    1. Can I be set up to access my portfolio online?
    2. May I please be set up for access to the drive?
    3. You stole my words by saying that.
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    Re: Are these sentences natural? March 28

    1 & 2 I prefer the active here- 'Could you set up online portfolio access for me'
    3 I'd use 'You stole the words right out of my mouth. (No need for by saying that- it would be clear in the context IMO)

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? March 28

    Thanks Tdol.

    1 & 2 I prefer the active here- 'Could you set up online portfolio access for me'
    I used these sentences in an email addressed to a whole department and not to an individual. That is why I was not sure if I should use 'you. Would you still use 'you'?

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? March 28

    Yes, or you could say could your department/the xx department

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