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    Default Are these sentences natural? November 30


    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Which section has (the) hammers? ( I asked this question at a departmental store)

    2. Are you already feeling those shoes tight on you?

    3. Do you have winter tiers ( I asked a cab driver while sitting in the cab)

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? November 30

    1. "Where can I find a hammer?" or "Where are the hammers?" is natural to me. And it's "department store."

    2. I am not sure why you used "already"?

    3. This is OK, except it's spelled "tires" (AmE) or "tyres" (BrE). And you need a question mark at the end. I would say "snow tires," but "winter tires" is OK.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? November 30

    2. 'Do those shoes feel tight on you?' would be even more natural.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? November 30

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Which section has (the) hammers? ( I asked this question at a departmental store)

    2. Are you already feeling those shoes tight on you?

    3. Do you have winter tiers ( I asked a cab driver while sitting in the cab)

    Thanks,
    MG.
    1. Which section are the hammers in?
    Where are the hammers?
    Where can I find the hammers?

    2. Do those shoes feel tight on you already?
    Are your shoes feeling tight already?
    (I have kept "already" in here because for all I know it might be important to the context.)

    3. Do you have snow tyres?
    Do you have winter tyres?

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? November 30

    Thanks folks.
    I've a couple of follow up questions, if you don't mind.

    Where can I find the hammers?
    Why are we using a definite article here?




    Are your shoes feeling tight already?
    Also, how about this?
    Are your shoes tight already?

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? November 30

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Where can I find the hammers?

    Why are we using a definite article here?
    Where can I find the hammers (that I know you keep in stock).

    It's also fine without any article.
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