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    Are these sentences natural? Aug 20

    Hi,

    Are these sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. I make the point of not eating on that day.

    2. Donít worry, I will walk the files over to you.


    3. Do you want me go blind by reading those fine print pages? (I was kidding with friend who asked me to read a document with a really small font.)


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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Aug 20

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are these sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. I make the point of not eating on that day.

    2. Donít worry, I will walk the files over to you.


    3. Do you want me go blind by reading those fine print pages? (I was kidding with friend who asked me to read a document with a really small font.)


    Thanks,
    MG
    They are OK.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? Aug 20

    I (personally) think 3 would sound more natural as "Do you want me to go blind reading this/that fine print?" or "... the fine print on these pages?"

    "This/these" if you're holding the pages, "that/those" if you're not.

    I don't find "those fine-print [yes, I would hyphenate] pages" very natural.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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