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    Hello everyone,

    Does this sentence sound natural?

    I told him to stop worrying for a second and focus on what he was doing, but he kept saying he would fail until it actually happened.
    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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    Default Re: Does this sentence sound natural. I told him to stop worrying and focus on what h

    It's hard to say without knowing the context.

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    Default Re: Does this sentence sound natural. I told him to stop worrying and focus on what h

    I was asking my friend to stop worrying ,or he would fail. He hadn't ,so he failed in the exam. Another question(is Hadn't without stopped natural? to avoid repetition)
    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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    Default Re: Does this sentence sound natural. I told him to stop worrying and focus on what h

    It is the "actually happened" that causes the confusion.

    The sentence works if you end it at "fail".

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