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    Are these sentences natural? July 5

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. I donítí want to come out as I donít want to this work

    2. I donít want to come out as I am too lazy to do this work.

    3. How will I know that the order had been processed and I could go ahead with my plans?

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? July 5

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post

    1. I donítí want to come out, as I donít want to do this work.

    2. I donít want to come out, as I am too lazy to do this work.

    3. How will I know that the order had has been processed and I could can go ahead with my plans?
    Or:
    3. How could I know if the order had been processed and I could go ahead with my plans?

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? July 5

    Thanks FJ

    Or:
    3. How could I know if the order had been processed and I could go ahead with my plans?
    Can you please explain me why you are able to use 'had been ' in this sentence but not in my version?

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? July 5

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Can you please explain why you are able to use 'had been ' in this sentence but not in my version?.
    How will I know that the order has been processed and I can go ahead with my plans?
    A simple question about something (the processing of the oder) that will happen.

    How would/could I know if the order had been processed and I could go ahead with my plans?
    The speaker does not know if the processing will take place. S/he is asking about a hypothetical situation.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? July 5

    Oh.... Thanks.

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