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    Default Are these sentences natural? May 24

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. How would you characterize your clients versus John's?

    2. How would you describe your facilities versus those of Johnís?


    3. He bears a striking resemblance to Tom Hanks.


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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? May 24

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. How would you characterize your clients versus John's?
    I would use "compared to" or "as opposed to" instead of "versus".

    2. How would you describe your facilities versus those of John’s?

    "Those of John", not "John's".

    3. He bears a striking resemblance to Tom Hanks.

    That sounds fine.

    Thanks,
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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? May 24

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. How would you characterize your clients versus John's?
    I would use "compared to" or "as opposed to" instead of "versus".

    2. How would you describe your facilities versus those of Johnís?

    "Those of John", not "John's".

    3. He bears a striking resemblance to Tom Hanks.

    That sounds fine.

    Thanks,
    MG
    My comments are above. I tried to change the colour of
    my comments but couldn'tt do so on my phone.

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