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    Are these sentences natural? Feb 16


    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Has the Yoga class for today been cancelled? (is the article before ‘yoga class’ required ?

    2. For starters, I can send you my latest presentation, and then we can do a follow up call.

    3. I talked to your London office and they told me reach out to you.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Feb 16

    You don't need to capitalize the y in yoga, but I would use the article.
    Use a hyphen with follow-up call.
    They told me to reach out to you.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Feb 16

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    3. I talked to your London office and they told me to reach out to you.
    Unless I worked with some sort of evangelical organisation, this would sound very strange to me.

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