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    musicgold is offline Senior Member
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    Default Are these sentences natural? May 2

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. We see this event as going to be a big phenomenon.

    2. I thought you would take the day off for the royal marriage.

    3. Is that how you would calculate this ratio?

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? May 2

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. We see this event as going to be a big phenomenon.

    2. I thought you would take the day off for the royal marriage.

    3. Is that how you would calculate this ratio?

    Thanks,
    MG.
    1. Not natural - maybe "We see this event becoming a big phenomenon"

    2. Natural

    3. Natural

    *** Not a teacher, but a native speaker ***
    Last edited by luschen; 03-May-2011 at 03:13.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? May 2

    Not a teacher.

    I think more people would use the word "wedding" to describe the ceremony during which the marriage commences.

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