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    Are these sentences natural? March 23

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. I am just wondering if you are hearing anything new on this.

    2. For some reason it doesn't catch my fancy. (I was explaining why I didnít learn soccer growing up)


    3. Is there any future for this band?


    Thanks,
    MG

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? March 23

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. I am just wondering if you are hearing anything new on this.

    2. For some reason it doesn't catch my fancy. (I was explaining why I didn’t learn soccer growing up)


    3. Is there any future for this band?


    Thanks,
    MG
    #3 is fine.
    #1 is OK-ish, I prefer "have heard" to "are hearing".
    #2 is not natural at all IMO.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? March 23

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    2. For some reason it doesn't catch my fancy. (I was explaining why I didn’t learn soccer growing up)


    For some reason, it just didn't take my fancy. (This means that you were not attracted to the sport.)

    Thanks,
    MG
    You can rephrase #2 as I have above.

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