Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Swahili
      • Home Country:
      • Congo
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 547
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Are these sentences natural? December 16

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. I should have gotten that clue from your comments yesterday.

    2. Is it in print somewhere or you heard it from somebody? (I was asking a colleague where they heard a particular news)

    3. This campaign is going to start coming on the radar screen of the competitors soon.

    Thanks,
    MG.

  1. Bennevis's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Aug 2011
    • Posts: 984
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Are these sentences natural? December 16

    2. Is it in print the press somewhere or did you heard hear it from somebody? (I was asking a colleague where they heard aparticular news)

    news is uncountable, just like money, milk, sand

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 27,818
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: Are these sentences natural? December 16

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. I should have gotten that clue from your comments yesterday.
    In BrE "I should have got (or picked up) that clue from your comments yesterday."

    2. Is it in print somewhere or you heard it from somebody? (I was asking a colleague where they heard a particular news)
    Did you see it in print somewhere or [did you] hear it from somebody? (I was asking a colleague how they found out about a particular piece of news.)

    3. This campaign is going to start coming on the radar screen of the competitors soon.
    This campaign is going to appear on the competitor's radar screen (or competitors' radar screens if more than one competitor) soon.

    Thanks,
    MG.
    See above.

Similar Threads

  1. Are these sentences natural? December 15
    By musicgold in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16-Dec-2011, 10:30
  2. Are these sentences natural? December 12
    By musicgold in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-Dec-2011, 20:23
  3. Are these sentences natural? December 8
    By musicgold in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-Dec-2011, 22:46
  4. Are these sentences natural? December 6
    By musicgold in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Dec-2011, 12:57
  5. Are these sentences natural? December 1
    By musicgold in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Dec-2011, 23:18

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •