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    #1

    as a matter of course

    Please check out the following sentences.


    (1) As a matter of course that a foreigner speaks Chinese mandarin with a foreign accent.
    (2) It is natural and right that a foreigner speaks Chinese mandarin with a foreign accent.
    (3) It is deservedly that a foreigner speaks Chinese mandarin with a foreign accent.

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    #2

    Re: as a matter of course

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check out the following sentences.


    (1) As a matter of course that a foreigner speaks Chinese mandarin with a foreign accent.
    (2) It is natural and right that a foreigner speaks Chinese mandarin with a foreign accent.
    (3) It is deservedly that a foreigner speaks Chinese mandarin with a foreign accent.

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) Since I am self-studying Mandarin, I am eager to join this

    thread. May I?

    (2) With the greatest respect, I believe that none of the sentences

    would be considered "correct."

    (a) I am 99% confident that No. l does not count as a sentence. It does

    not have a subject.

    (b) No. 2 almost sounds like a command or order.

    (c) "Deservedly" only confuses things further in No. 3.

    (3) I am certainly no writer, but I think that you wish to express

    something like:

    It is to be expected that a foreigner will speak Mandarin with an accent.

    NOTES: (a) It's not necessary to say "Chinese Mandarin," for most

    people know that "Mandarin" is the official Chinese dialect (b) It's not

    necessary to say "with a FOREIGN accent," for you have already referred

    to a "foreigner."

    (4) I am sure that other posters can come up with a better sentence

    than mine.

    Xie xie nin


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    #3

    Re: as a matter of course

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    It is to be expected that a foreigner will speak Mandarin with an accent.
    Or, to change as little as possible in Ashiuhto's sentence (that, I agree, is not an actual sentence):

    It is a matter of course that a foreigner will speak Mandarin with an accent.

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