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    Are these sentences natural? November 17


    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. He knows what it is to work with John.

    2. What would be your best guess as to the size of those lots?

    3. Has there been any update on the conference?

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? November 17

    Yes

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? November 17

    Thanks 5jj.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? November 17

    Not a teacher.

    The first sentence seems a bit unnatural to me. Even though it is grammatical, I would not be likely to encounter it in my daily life. I would phrase it: "He knows what it is like to work with John."

    Maybe it's a difference between AmE and BrE?

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? November 17

    It is perhaps more common with 'like' in BrE, but it it is fine without.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? November 17

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It is perhaps more common with 'like' in BrE, but it it is fine without.
    Oooooh, you've started posting your sentences in anagram form.

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