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    Are these sentences natural? December 8


    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. I know that your website has pictures of your projects, but I thought maybe you had better pictures than those.

    2. I know that your website has pictures of your projects but in case you have better pictures I can use them.

    3. I wouldn’t be surprised if they asked us to help them out.

    Thanks,
    MG.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? December 8

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. I know that your website has pictures of your projects, but I thought maybe you had better pictures than those.
    It sounds OK although I might not bother with "than those". I would also probably change "... but I thought maybe you had..." to "... but I thought you might have ..."

    2. I know that your website has pictures of your projects but in case you have better pictures I can use them.
    I would probably change "in case" to "if". That is, however, if I have understood the meaning correctly. Are you saying that you would be able to utilise better pictures if the person has some?

    3. I wouldn’t be surprised if they asked us to help them out.
    Fine.

    Thanks,
    MG.
    See my suggestions above in red.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? December 8

    Thanks.

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