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    musicgold is offline Senior Member
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    Default Are these sentences natural? Aug 21


    Hi,

    Are these sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. If you hadnít called before 1pm, I would have had to cancel it





    2. It is a day and night difference.



    3. Sometimes We make the joke that he will work into his 90s.


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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? Aug 21

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are these sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. If you hadnít called before 1pm, I would have had to cancel it OK





    2. It is a day and night difference.
    OK, or the more usual, "It's a difference between day and night."



    3. Sometimes we make the joke that he will work into his 90's. I would use "a joke".


    Thanks,
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    Default Re: Are these sentences natural? Aug 21

    I'd say

    "Sometimes we joke that he will work into his 90s".

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