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    Default Are these sentences natural? September 12


    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Can you please wake me up when it is Kinglake station ( I asked a co-passanger to wake me up when Kinglake station arrives)

    2. Please make a way, someone wants off here / want to get off here.

    3. I donít know which side the next station comes on. ( which side of the subway train)

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? September 12

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Can you please wake me up when it is when we arrive at/when we get to Kinglake station ( I asked a co-passanger to wake me up when Kinglake station arrives) Also, the station doesn't arrive. The train arrives.

    2. Please make a way step aside, someone wants off here / wants to get off here.

    3. I donít know which door opens/which side of the train the door opens at the next station comes on. ( which side of the subway train)

    Thanks,
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    b.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? September 12

    Thanks Bill.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? September 12

    I agree with billmcd's answer, but think that you may hear people say this one, even if is not logically sound:
    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    1. Can you please wake me up when it is Kinglake station ( I asked a [STRIKE]co[/STRIKE fellow -passaenger to wake me up when we get to Kinglake station arrives).
    Bill's suggestion for this is better.

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