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    Default Are these sentences natural? September 7


    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. The free incoming period got over partway through the billing cycle.

    2. The salesman lied to me by omitting an important detail about the contract.

    3. I am trying to understand how he must feel after an exertion, given that he has already had two concussions.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? September 7

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. The free incoming period got over partway through the billing cycle.
    No. Better to say: The free trial period ended midway through the current billing cycle.


    2. The salesman lied to me by omitting an important detail about the contract.
    This is fine.

    3. I am trying to understand how he must feel after an exertion, given that he has already had two concussions.
    I am trying to understand how he must feel after physical exertion, since he has already suffered two concussions.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? September 7

    Thanks Ouisch.

    Better to say: The free trial period ended midway through the current billing cycle.
    So 'midway' doesn't necessarily mean exactly at the mid point of the billing cycle, right?

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? September 7

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Thanks Ouisch.



    So 'midway' doesn't necessarily mean exactly at the mid point of the billing cycle, right?
    Right. "Midway" means at some point around the middle of the billing cycle, but does not necessarily mean an exact date.

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    Thanks.

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