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    Default Are these sentences natural? April 4

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. By the way, just so you know, when he walked in the office this morning, he was yelling and screaming and calling names to the IT department.

    2. She will keep bugging you until you have submitted the report.


    3. Wow, you have gone quiet on me last couple of days.


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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? April 4

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. By the way, just so you know, when he walked in the office this morning, he was yelling and screaming and calling [pepole in] the IT department names. Note new word order.

    2. She will keep bugging you until you have submitted the report.
    Okay

    3. Wow, you have gone quiet on me last couple of days.
    Maybe okay. How do you feel about "I haven't heard a word from you in the past few days"?

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