Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Swahili
      • Home Country:
      • Congo
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

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

    Are these sentences natural? Feb 14


    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. There are times when it can be to your advantage to let someone blackmail you.

    2. She has an allergy to ammonia.

    3. Do I look like I was out late last night?

    Thanks,
    MG.

  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,218
    #2

    Re: Are these sentences natural? Feb 14

    All okay, but I would write #2 as "She is allergic to ammonia."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,471
    #3

    Re: Are these sentences natural? Feb 14

    For #1 I can't think of such a time, so I don't call it 'natural'.

    Rover

Similar Threads

  1. Are these sentences natural? Feb 13
    By musicgold in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Feb-2012, 00:46
  2. Are these sentences natural? Feb 10
    By musicgold in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-Feb-2012, 15:06
  3. Are these sentences natural? Feb 3
    By musicgold in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Feb-2012, 21:58
  4. Are these sentences natural? Feb 1
    By musicgold in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Feb-2012, 16:06

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
  •