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    Are these sentences natural? Feb 28

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Why doesn’t SVG show these items at (the) present value instead of (the) historic value? (are those articles required?)

    2. She did/learned Karate growing up.


    3. She minds the TV volume as it disturbs her from working, but she doesn’t care about her volume when she is yapping away. ( I was complaining about a colleague)


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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Feb 28

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Why doesn’t SVG show these items at (the) present value instead of (the) historic value? (are those articles required?) No.

    2. She did/learned Karate growing up.
    I would use "practiced" instead of "did" if you mean she participated in that activity and "learned" if you mean she studied and participated.

    3. She minds the TV volume as it disturbs her from working, but she doesn’t care about her volume when she is yapping away. ( I was complaining about a colleague) OK.

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