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    Default Are these sentences natural? September 19

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. As can be seen Appendix 1, the city’s population is racially well diversified.

    2. Are you the one who is reporting in on me to the authorities ( I said this jokingly to a friend of mine)

    3. Some of that will be made up by the end of the year. ( I was talking about the delay in a project)

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? September 19

    1. Yes.

    2. Delete in on.

    3. Yes.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? September 19

    Add a question mark to the end of Sentence 2 (and delete "in on" as Rover said).

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? September 19

    Correct, ems. I missed that.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? September 19

    Thanks folks.

    Doesn't #2 sound a bit different without any preposition between 'reporting' and 'me' ?

    2b. Are you the one who is reporting me to the authorities.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? September 19

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Thanks folks.

    Doesn't #2 sound a bit different without any preposition between 'reporting' and 'me' ?

    2b. Are you the one who is reporting me to the authorities.
    Yes.

    I think that 2. Are you the one who is reporting in on me to the authorities? is fine.


    2. Are you the one who is reporting in ( for example, by telephone, at regular intervals) on me to the authorities

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? September 19

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. As can be seen in Appendix 1, the city’s population is racially well diversified.

    2. Are you the one who is reporting in on me to the authorities ?( I said this jokingly to a friend of mine)

    3. Some of that will be made up by the end of the year. ( I was talking about the delay in a project) OK

    Thanks,
    MG.
    b.

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