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    Are these sentences natural? September 23

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. In the past, I (have) tried sending him emails using the publicly available address but never got a response. ( Is the ‘have’ required?)

    2. I have good working knowledge of our organization structure and various business functions.

    3. We see (the) potential for the group to grow its influence in the area. (is 'the' required?)

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? September 23

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. In the past, I (have) tried sending him emails using the publicly available address but never got a response. ( Is the ‘have’ required?) No.

    2. I have a good working knowledge of our organization structure and various business functions.

    3. We see (the) potential for the group to grow its influence in the area. (is 'the' required?) No.

    Thanks,
    MG.
    b.

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