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    Default well, not quite

    •—Oh, you sounded just like a native.
    •— ______. I still have trouble expressing myself.
    A. Well, not quite
    B. I'm glad you like it
    I choose B, since it is often used to reply to a praise.
    Am I right?
    Plus: should I replace the underlined "sounded" with "sound"?

    Thanks!
    Jason

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    Default Re: well, not quite

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    —Oh, you sounded just like a native.
    ______. I still have trouble expressing myself.
    A. Well, not quite
    B. I'm glad you like it
    I choose B, since it is often used to reply to a praise.
    Am I right?
    Plus: should I replace the underlined "sounded" with "sound"?

    Thanks!
    Jason
    Only A is correct. B is not a natural response to the question.

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    Default Re: well, not quite

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    should I replace the underlined "sounded" with "sound"?
    'Sounded' is fine.

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    Default Re: well, not quite

    "So I'm glad you like it " is used in the situations where you offer some food, dinner etc.
    ---That's a wonderful supper.
    ---I'm glad you like it.

    Am I right?

    Plus, sounded here means a past event, doesn't it?

    Thanks again for more detail.

    Jason

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