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    #1

    A few sentences



    Hello,

    Could anyone check my corrections please?


    He was late for/to school. (Once I heard a native speaker say 'for school')

    I whispered it
    to
    /in her ear.(Maybe both are possible?)

    His shoes were too big
    to
    /for him.(And here too)

    Do the last two sentences sound natural?

    May I use your phone?

    May I make a phone call?

    My corrections are not visible. I have chosen 'to' in the first sentence, 'in' in the second sentence and 'for' in the third sentence.

    Thanks

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    Re: A few sentences

    He was late for school.

    I whispered it in her ear.

    His shoes were too big for him.
    As for the naturalness of the last two sentences, I'll leave that to native speakers. I'm sure, though that the second one is fine.

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    Re: A few sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    He was late for/to school. (Once I heard a native speaker say 'for school') Both are OK.
    I whispered it to/in her ear.
    His shoes were too big to/for him.

    May I use your phone? OK
    May I make a phone call? OK
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