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    Does this sound natural? I found myself being pushed to the cage and someone told me

    Hello everyone,

    Does this sentence sound natural?


    I found myself being pushed to the cage and someone told me to get out whatever expensive I had.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: Does this sound natural? I found myself being pushed to the cage and someone told

    It means nothing to me.

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    Re: Does this sound natural? I found myself being pushed to the cage and someone told

    "I found myself being (pushed towards/pushed into) the cage when someone told me to get out at any expense."

    The editing I made here sounds a bit more natural (in my opinion), while trying to remain true to your original sentence. Depending on the larger context of what you wish to say, you may need to edit it further. Is this sentence representing something figurative or did this event actually take place?

    Hope this helps!

    Best,

    In Perfect English

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    Re: Does this sound natural? I found myself being pushed to the cage and someone told

    I mean I was watching a monkey in a cage when someone pushed me towards it and told me to get any expensive thing I have out of my pocket. I got mugged.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: Does this sound natural? I found myself being pushed to the cage and someone told

    I found myself being pushed up against the cage and ​someone told me to hand over my valuables.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Does this sound natural? I found myself being pushed to the cage and someone told

    Saloom, it really would make life a lot easier for all of us if you provided full context when you came up with these sentences.

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    Re: Does this sound natural? I found myself being pushed to the cage and someone told

    Yes, this does change the meaning of the sentence completely! The sentence that I came up with has a very different meaning.

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    Re: Does this sound natural? I found myself being pushed to the cage and someone told

    Quote Originally Posted by InPerfectEnglish View Post
    Yes, this does change the meaning of the sentence completely! The sentence that I came up with has a very different meaning.
    I was impressed at what you managed, given the very limited context we had. I thought you were probably right - until saloom provided some information that was vital if we were to give a more satisfactory response.

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    Re: Does this sound natural? I found myself being pushed to the cage and someone told

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    I mean I was watching a monkey in a cage when someone pushed me towards it and told me to get any expensive thing I have out of my pocket. I got mugged.
    Don't you hate it when that happens!

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    Re: Does this sound natural? I found myself being pushed to the cage and someone told

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Don't you hate it when that happens!


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