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    Default Are these sentences natural? May 8

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Are you hungry for a breakfast / lunch?

    2. How is this contract setup with four parties? ( the contract in question is meant for 2 parties, and I wanted to know how it was modified to accommodate four parties)


    3. Is there a thought to enter into Europe this year?


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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? May 8

    1. No article is used.
    2. "Set up" is two words.
    3. OK, if you're talking about a business venture. Awkward if discussing travel plans.

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? May 8

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Are you hungry for a breakfast / lunch?

    2. How is this contract setup with four parties? ( the contract in question is meant for 2 parties, and I wanted to know how it was modified to accommodate four parties)


    3. Is there a thought to enter into Europe this year?


    Thanks,
    MG
    A native speaker would be more likely to say something like..........

    1. Are you ready for breakfast?

    2. How is this contract set up for four parties?

    3. Have there been any thoughts about entering into Europe this year?


    buggles (not a teacher)

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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? May 8

    Are you hungry enough for breakfast?

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