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    Are these sentences natural? Oct 11



    Hi,

    Are these sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Does it ever happen with you that one part of your screen goes dark?

    2. Does it ever happen with you that you get up from sleep and not able to walk?

    3. I am not adding anything of my own; that is what the book says. ( I was trying to say that everything I said was from the book)

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Oct 11

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post

    Hi,

    Are these sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Does it ever happen to you that one part of your screen goes dark?

    2. Does it ever happen to you that you get up from sleep and are not able to walk?

    3. I am not adding anything of my own; that is what the book says. ( I was trying to say that everything I said was from the book)

    Thanks,
    MG
    They are OK now. I wouldn't say that 1 and 2 are very natural, though.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Oct 11

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are OK now. I wouldn't say that 1 and 2 are very natural, though.
    But they are natural with your suggestions, right?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Oct 11

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    But they are natural with your suggestions, right?

    Thanks.
    We don't tend to suggest unnatural sentences.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Oct 11

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post

    Hi,

    Are these sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Does it ever happen with you that one part of your screen goes dark?

    2. Does it ever happen with you that you get up from sleep and not able to walk?

    3. I am not adding anything of my own; that is what the book says. ( I was trying to say that everything I said was from the book)

    Thanks,
    MG
    They're OK but I would find them less contrived with "Do you ever find that a part of your screen goes dark?" or simply "Does a part of your screen ever go dark?"
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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