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    Are these sentences natural? December 21

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Under which items were those charges listed on the bill. ( I was talking to my phone company about some internet usage charges billed to me)

    2. I am going to muster up the guys and will meet you at the elevators.

    3. I need to go to the washroom and will meet you in the parking.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Are these sentences natural? December 21

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Under which items were those charges listed on the bill. ( I was talking to my phone company about some internet usage charges billed to me) OK.

    2. I am going to muster up the guys and will meet you at the elevators. This is not natural to me.

    3. I need to go to the washroom and will meet you in the parking. No, "...meet you in the car park". (BrE)

    Thanks,
    MG.
    Bhai.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? December 21

    With regard to #3, in AmE we would say "parking lot" for an outdoor facility or "garage" for an indoor one.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? December 21

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Under which items were those charges listed on the bill. ( I was talking to my phone company about some internet usage charges billed to me)

    2. I am going to muster up the guys and will meet you at the elevators.

    3. I need to go to the washroom and will meet you in the parking.

    Thanks,
    MG.
    See previous responses, but in #2 instead of "muster up" I think you would more often hear "round up" or simply "get the guys".

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? December 21

    Thanks guys.

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