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    Are these sentences natural? July 20

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Would you be okay if I had to cancel a session if something urgent came up?
    2. She is an MA in economics / She is MA in economics.
    3. Did you do an MBA or MA?

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? July 20

    1. Would you be okay if I had to cancel a session if something urgent came up?

    I'm not sure the tenses are quite right. Assuming you are asking in advance, for example before booking a series of sessions, I'd say 'Would you be okay if I have to cancel a session if something urgent comes up?

    2. She is an MA in economics / She is MA in economics. She has an MA in Economics

    3. Did you do an MBA or MA? This is fine

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? July 20

    Quote Originally Posted by minnieuk View Post
    1. Would you be okay if I had to cancel a session if something urgent came up?

    I'm not sure the tenses are quite right. Assuming you are asking in advance, for example before booking a series of sessions, I'd say 'Would you be okay if I have to cancel a session if something urgent comes up?
    The tenses are fine. Musicgold gave us a second conditional question, enquiring about a hypothetical situation. Your question is asking bout a more likely situation. Its most natural form is the first conditional, "Will you be okay if I have to cancel ..."

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? July 20

    Thanks folks.

    How about this version of #1?

    4. Would you be okay if I had to cancel a session because something came up?

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? July 20

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post

    How about this version of #1?

    4. Would you be okay if I had to cancel a session because something came up?
    Yes. also "... something had come up."

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? July 20

    Thank you fivejedjon.

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