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    Default Are these sentences natural? April 12

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. I am just plugging away on this file/project.

    2. This application works sometimes and fails other times.

    3. And, that is how I spent today’s afternoon; making sure that all bins are correctly lined up.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? April 12

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. I am just plugging away on this file/project.

    2. This application works sometimes and fails other times.

    3. And, that is how I spent today’s afternoon; making sure that all the bins are correctly lined up.

    Thanks,
    MG.
    1. plug away at

    2. What are you trying to say? "Sometimes this application works, sometimes it doesn't"?

    3. A semicolon is used to separate two sentences; you cannot use it to separate a sentence fragment. You don't need a comma after and.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? April 12

    1. I am just plugging away on this file/project. Yes.

    2. This application works sometimes and fails at other times.

    3. And [delete comma] that is how I spent this afternoon: making sure that all the bins are correctly lined up.
    Rover

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? April 12

    Thanks folks.

    So is 'today's afternoon' wrong ?

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? April 12

    So is 'today's afternoon' wrong?
    It's not colloquial.

    Rover

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