Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Banned
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Swahili
      • Home Country:
      • Congo
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 548
    #1

    Are these sentences natural? Sept 25

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. I quickly fared well to my family and rushed through the security (I was narrating what happened at an airport).

    2. I would rather I told those things to you face to face.

    3. The guard was being unnecessarily friendly with me and calling me (a) ‘buddy’.

    Thanks,

    MG.

  2. 5jj's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #2

    Re: Are these sentences natural? Sept 25

    1. I quickly fared well to my family and rushed through the security.
    No. You said farewell

    2. I would rather I told those things to you face to face.
    OK, but I prefer ...I told you those things ...

    3. The guard was being unnecessarily friendly with me and calling me (a) ‘buddy’.

  3. Banned
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Swahili
      • Home Country:
      • Congo
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 548
    #3

    Re: Are these sentences natural? Sept 25

    Thanks fivejedjon.

Similar Threads

  1. Are these sentences natural? May 17
    By musicgold in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18-May-2011, 01:25
  2. Are these sentences natural? May 15
    By musicgold in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-May-2011, 20:33
  3. Are these sentences natural? May 10
    By musicgold in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-May-2011, 14:43
  4. Are these sentences natural? May 3
    By musicgold in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-May-2011, 01:27
  5. Are sentences natural?
    By Tan Elaine in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Oct-2009, 17:30

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •