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    Are these sentences natural? September 14


    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Who are you lunching with?

    2. It sounds like it is day and night

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? September 14

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Who are you lunching with? This is grammatically correct, but in AmE, lunch is rarely heard as a noun. More natural would be "Who are you having lunch with?" It may be different in BrE.

    2. It sounds like it is day and night It is not natural nor is it clear what you are trying to convey.

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    Can you rephrase #2 and provide some context?

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? September 14

    1. Who are you lunching with? This is grammatically correct, but in AmE, lunch is rarely heard as a noun. More natural would be "Who are you having lunch with?" It may be different in BrE.

    This would be acceptable in BrE, though I suspect that 'having lunch' would be more likely to be heard.

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