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    Are these sentences natural? Aug 8



    Hi,

    Are these sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Is that an Australian flag? What flag is it?

    2. I was wondering if you could update us on how much of that is left to do.

    3. Is boxing coming on channel 12?

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Aug 8

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post

    Hi,

    Are these sentences natural to a native ear? Yes..

    1. Is that an Australian flag? What flag is it?

    2. I was wondering if you could update us on how much of that is left to do.

    3. Is boxing coming on channel 12?

    Thanks,
    MG
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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Aug 8

    What about this variation of #3?

    3b. Is the boxing coming on channel 12?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Aug 8

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    What about this variation of #3?

    3b. Is the boxing coming on channel 12?

    Thanks.
    This is not natural, but you could say "Is the boxing match ...?"

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Aug 8

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    What about this variation of #3?

    3b. Is the boxing coming on channel 12?

    Thanks.
    Well, as usual, context is key. "The" would be OK in an example as a reference to boxing if mentioned previously, (A) "That's enough of the world news. Let's watch the olympics. What's on TV now?" (B) Well, there's Soccer, Water Polo and Boxing." (A) "Is the boxing on channel 12?" OR. no article "I always forget. Is boxing on channel 12?" One other comment, in AmE you would not use/hear "coming".

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