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    Which is more natural or common?

    Hello, teachers!

    Would you take a look at the following?

    1a. Having been educated in the US, he speaks English fluently.
    1b. Educated in the US, he speaks English fluently.

    2a. Being very busy, I forgot to give a call to my mother.
    2b. Very busy, I forgot to give a call to my mother.

    Of each pair of the sentences above, which is more natural or common?
    (I was told that the sentences with conjunctions are more common and natural in conversations than the sentence structure above, though.)

    By the way, which is more common, "the US(A)" or "the U.S.(A.)"?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help on these.

    yam.

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    Re: Which is more natural or common?

    Quote Originally Posted by yamyam View Post
    Hello, teachers!

    Would you take a look at the following?

    1a. Having been educated in the US, he speaks English fluently.
    1b. Educated in the US, he speaks English fluently.

    2a. Being very busy, I forgot to give a call to my mother.
    2b. Very busy, I forgot to give a call to my mother.

    Of each pair of the sentences above, which is more natural or common?
    (I was told that the sentences with conjunctions are more common and natural in conversations than the sentence structure above, though.)

    By the way, which is more common, "the US(A)" or "the U.S.(A.)"?
    Thank you very much in advance for your help on these.

    yam.
    They are similar. 1 a and b Are very natural. 2 b is not.

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    Re: Which is more natural or common?

    Please start a new thread for the unrelated question, yamyam.

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    Re: Which is more natural or common?

    Thank you very much for the reply, MikeNew York.
    Now I uderstand which is more natural.

    Thanks for the advice, Rover_KE. I'll follow it.
    Yamyam.

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