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    Question Is this sentence appropriate?

    Hi,

    I have to make calls.

    I have to make many calls.

    Are these sentences appropriate?

    Thanks

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    Re: Is this sentence appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    I have to make calls.

    I have to make many calls.

    Are these sentences appropriate?

    Thanks
    Yes, they are fine.

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    Re: Is this sentence appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    I have to make calls.

    I have to make many calls.

    Are these sentences appropriate?

    Thanks
    They're both fine, but a native speaker would tend to say........

    I have to make lots of calls.

    and sometimes.......

    I have to make loads of calls.

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    Re: Is this sentence appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    They're both fine, but a native speaker would tend to say........

    I have to make lots of calls.

    and sometimes.......

    I have to make loads of calls.
    Wont it be better to say "I have to call many people" instead of "make calls"..?

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    Re: Is this sentence appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Wont it be better to say "I have to call many people" instead of "make calls"..?
    Better still........

    I have to call lots of people.

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    Re: Is this sentence appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    Better still........

    I have to call lots of people.
    Should I imply that "Many" is not the prefered word amongst "Brittons"??

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    Re: Is this sentence appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Should I imply that "Many" is not the prefered word amongst "Brittons"??
    You certainly should: it's a bit formal. People generally have lots of friends rather than many friends, there's lots of different newspapers and loads of football teams and so on.

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    Re: Is this sentence appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    You certainly should: it's a bit formal. People generally have lots of friends rather than many friends, there's lots of different newspapers and loads of football teams and so on.
    Hmmmm, thats interesting

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