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    Default Are these sentences natural? March 12

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Did you make it back for (the) lunch? (Is the article before lunch required?)

    2. Do you have business cards to throw at the audience?


    3. Just as a lead up to our discussion, I want to introduce this subject.


    Thanks,
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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? March 12

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Did you make it back for (the) lunch? (Is the article before lunch required?)
    If you are talking about a specific lunch (maybe a lunch meeting) then I would use the article. Otherwise, it's fine without it.

    2. Do you have business cards to throw at the audience?

    The sentence is fine but it would be a little odd to actually throw business cards at an audience!

    3. Just as a lead up to our discussion, I want to introduce this subject.

    That sounds fine.

    Thanks,
    MG
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