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    #1

    Does it sound natural? If not, correct it

    (The following is not written by me but someone else)

    To satisfy your humble request and your sincerity in getting your mistakes or flawed usages corrected, I am more than happy to be your English teacher for once as long as your humble appearance does not expire. now it is my turn to have a better feeling.

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    I'm not sure whether "your humble appearance does not expire" is natural English, or not.

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    #2

    Re: Does it sound natural? If not, correct it

    As an NES but not a teacher, whether or not any of the quoted text is grammatically correct, I would not consider it to represent "natural" Englsh.

    Regards
    R21

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    #3

    Re: Does it sound natural? If not, correct it

    I agree with R21.

    "your humble appearance does not expire" is meaningless.

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