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    Default Are these sentences natural? May 2

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. We got saved. (I was talking with a friend. We did not go to a dinner for some reason. The people who made to the dinner had food poisoning)

    2. This almost feels like a conspiracy against us.


    3. That week is going to be so busy, that these reminders are going to be more of an annoyance.


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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? May 2

    I wouldn't say you "got saved" (that has a religious connotation for some people). You were spared.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? May 2

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. We got saved. (I was talking with a friend. We did not go to a dinner for some reason. The people who made to the dinner had food poisoning) Or "we got lucky".

    2. This almost feels like a conspiracy against us. OK

    3. That week is going to be so busy, that these reminders are going to be more of an annoyance. OK

    Thanks,
    MG
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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? May 2

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,



    1. We got saved. (I was talking with a friend. We did not go to a dinner for some reason. The people who made to the dinner had food poisoning)


    MG
    Given the context, I would use "We had a lucky escape".

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? May 2

    FYI, "We got lucky" is a common AmE expression used in a variety of situations.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? May 2

    3. That week is going to be so busy, that these reminders are going to be more of an annoyance.
    I wouldn't put a comma there.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? May 2

    Thanks folks.

    Also, can I use 'we lucked out' in the #1 situation?

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? May 2

    In addition to the other posters' good suggestions (especially avoiding "got saved" if you don't want to sound religious),
    "we lucked out" is a great alternative, extremely common in AmE.


    (not a teacher, just a language lover)

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