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    Are these sentences natural? June 27

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. The only reason I say that is I have heard some otherwise rumours about the project. ( I was making some speculations)

    2. Put that in the back of your head and give us a chance the next time you come to town. (I said this to a client)


    3. How do you think they would have created this presentation? ( I was talking about a funny looking presentation)


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    Re: Are these sentences natural? June 27

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. The only reason I say that is because I have heard some otherwise rumours rumors otherwise about the project. ( I was making some speculations)

    2. Put that in the back of your head and give us a chance the next time you come to town. (I said this to a client)
    OK

    3. How
    (maybe 'Why' would be better based on your use) do you think they would have created this presentation? ( I was talking about a funny looking presentation)

    Thanks,
    MG
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    Re: Are these sentences natural? June 27

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. The only reason I say that is I have heard some otherwise rumours about the project. ( I was making some speculations)

    2. Put that in the back of your head and give us a chance the next time you come to town. (I said this to a client)


    3. How do you think they would have created this presentation? ( I was talking about a funny looking presentation)


    Thanks,
    MG
    I've never heard or used "Put that in the back of your head ..." I'm not sure what the context was but I'm going to assume that something negative happened and you wanted the client to forget about it and still consider using you next time. If that's the case, then I would use "Please put it to the back of your mind ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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