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    musicgold is offline Senior Member
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    Default Are these sentences natural? Jan 8


    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. We here have quite a variety of coffees.

    2. Donít these brands of coffees give you a kick, that you always need to buy from outside.

    3. It is good that you told me in time, otherwise I would have lost my mind searching for it.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? Jan 8

    1. Only if you mean 'We have quite a variety of coffees here'.

    2. No.

    3. Yes.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? Jan 8

    Thanks Rover. How would you re-write #2? How about the following version?


    2b. Donít these brands of coffees give you a kick? Why do you always need to buy from outside.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? Jan 8

    That's not natural either.

    I'm not even sure what you are trying to say.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? Jan 8

    1. We here have quite a variety of coffees.
    I wanted to say that in our office kitchen there is a large variety of coffees.

    2. Donít these brands of coffees give you a kick, that you always need to buy from outside.
    One of my colleagues buys his coffee from outside; so I wanted to know why he does that.

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