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    Smile I couldn’t come to think of appropriate one.

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: You better not use such a word in your writing essay.


    B: ⓐYea, I know but I couldn’t picture appropriate word.
    ⓑYea, I know but I couldn’t come to think of appropriate one.
    ⓒYea, I know but I couldn’t think of appropriate one.
    ⓓ?

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    #2

    Re: I couldn’t come to think of appropriate one.

    C is almost correct : I know but I can't think of an appropriate one.

    Or how about: I couldn't come up with an appropriate one.

    greetings lisa


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    Re: I couldn’t come to think of appropriate one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Marie View Post
    C is almost correct : I know but I can't think of an appropriate one.

    Or how about: I couldn't come up with an appropriate one.

    greetings lisa
    Absolutely.

    And depending on what shade of meaning the writer intends, she could say:
    "Yeah, I know, but I couldn't think of the appropriate one."
    "Yeah, I know. But I couldn't come up with the appropriate one."

    Using "THE appropriate one" implies that there is exactly one word which is known to be the appropriate one.

    Using "AN appropriate one" suggests that there are lots of similar words which would all have been appropriate.

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