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    Default Are these sentences natural? December 1


    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. We felt like slicing our wrists after listening to his presentation.

    2. You usually feel like slicing your wrists after listening to his presentation.

    3. I put the paper in the folder so that it will not get crumpled in the travel.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? December 1

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. We felt like slicing slitting our wrists after listening to his presentation.

    2. You usually feel like slicing slitting your wrists after listening to one of his presentations.

    3. I put the [piece of] paper in the folder so that it will would not get crumpled (or creased) in the travel in transit.

    Thanks,
    MG.
    The phrase is "to slit your wrists".
    In number 3, I assumed you meant "I put" in the past simple, which is why I put "so that it would ..."
    If you meant it in the present tense, then "it will not" would have been correct. However, using "I put" in the present tense is fairly unusual (except in English language exercises!)

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