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    Are these sentences natural? Jan 10


    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. In the future if you come across such numbers, which you think that it will draw my attention, please put a comment explaining what you have done about it.

    2. By miles per gallon, car A is better, but by miles per hour car B is better.

    3. I think it will be good to check with him once, before we do this.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Jan 10

    NA English:

    1. If you come across such numbers in the future, and you think they will draw my attention, please add a comment explaining what you have done about it.

    2. By miles per gallon, car A is better, but by miles per hour car B is better. You asked what sounds more natural: 'Car A gets better mileage, but car B is faster.'


    3. I think it will be good to check with him once, before we do this. This is okay. You might be able to leave out the word once, depending on the situation.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Jan 10

    Thanks JKT.

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
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    2. By miles per gallon, car A is better, but by miles per hour car B is better. You asked what sounds more natural: 'Car A gets better mileage, but car B is faster.'
    Lets say I need to use the terms 'miles per gallon' and 'miles per hour'. Is the sentence okay, given the context?

    Also do I have use an article before these terms, for example, 'by the miles per gallon' ?

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Jan 10

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Thanks JKT.



    Lets say I need to use the terms 'miles per gallon' and 'miles per hour'. Is the sentence okay, given the context?

    Also do I have use an article before these terms, for example, 'by the miles per gallon' ?
    It's grammatical, but it's not natural. No article is needed.

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