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    Are these sentences natural? Sept 25

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. I quickly fared well to my family and rushed through the security (I was narrating what happened at an airport).

    2. I would rather I told those things to you face to face.

    3. The guard was being unnecessarily friendly with me and calling me (a) ‘buddy’.

    Thanks,

    MG.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Sept 25

    1. I quickly fared well to my family and rushed through the security.
    No. You said farewell

    2. I would rather I told those things to you face to face.
    OK, but I prefer ...I told you those things ...

    3. The guard was being unnecessarily friendly with me and calling me (a) ‘buddy’.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Sept 25

    Thanks fivejedjon.

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