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    Default Are these sentences natural? September 6


    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. How much does it cost for a bag of these strips?

    2. Are you not wishing that you had a few more days of vacation?

    3. She never tried to raise her voice when we have/had discussions before this week.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? September 6

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. How much does it cost for a bag of these strips?
    Okay, or "How much does a bag of these strips cost?" (What strips do you mean? I"m not sure that that is the right word.)

    2. Are you not wishing that you had a few more days of vacation?
    Not very natural to my American ears. "Don't you wish you had a few more days of vacation?"

    3. She never tried to raise her voice when we have/had discussions before this week.
    Or, "Before this week, she never raised her vocie when we had discussions like this" or something like this. Did she TRY to raise her voice, or actually raise it?

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    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? September 6

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. How much does it cost for a bag of these strips? OK

    2. Are you not wishing that you had a few more days of vacation? OK

    3. She never tried to raise her voice when we have/had discussions before this week. Had

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? September 6

    Thanks folks.

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