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    Very savagely

    "Nowadays in Portugal there are lots of high school students who drop out of school to become prostitutes to earn a lot of more money. Sometimes they're beaten very savagely by pimps in brothels."

    Are these two sentences natural to say in conversations?

    Thank you so much

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    Re: Very savagely

    Quote Originally Posted by namloan View Post
    "Nowadays in Portugal there are lots of high school students who drop out of school to become prostitutes to earn a lot of more money. Sometimes they're beaten very savagely by pimps in brothels."

    Are these two sentences natural to say in conversations?
    Now they are natural (though very depressing).

    Rover

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    Re: Very savagely

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Now they are natural (though very depressing).

    Rover

    Dear Rover and other teachers,

    - Instead of using "depressing" in this context, could I say "Do you think these instances deserve to be broken-hearted?" or "Do these instances break your heart?" or "Do you think these instances really heart-rending?"?

    Thank you so much

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    Re: Very savagely

    Quote Originally Posted by namloan View Post
    Dear Rover and other teachers,

    - Instead of using "depressing" in this context, could I say "Do you think these instances deserve to be broken-hearted?" or "Do these instances break your heart?" or "Do you think these instances really heart-rending?"?

    Thank you so much
    not a teacher

    You don't say something deserves to be broken-hearted.

    You can say the news is heart-breaking, heart-rending, shocking, pathetic, deplorable, lamentable, distressing, etc. if you are looking for other adjectives

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