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    Is 'I met with a nasty accident' natural?

    I met with a nasty accident.

    Is the sentence natural to native speakers? Thanks.

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    Re: Is 'I met with a nasty accident' natural?

    Yes

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    Re: Is 'I met with a nasty accident' natural?

    Not sure I'd use it though. What's wrong with 'I had...'? I'm not much of a fan of the over-use of 'met with'.

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    Re: Is 'I met with a nasty accident' natural?

    It's still natural, even if some don't like it.

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    Re: Is 'I met with a nasty accident' natural?

    That's why I didn't disagree. I couldn't bring myself to give it thumbs up though.

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    Re: Is 'I met with a nasty accident' natural?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    That's why I didn't disagree. I couldn't bring myself to give it thumbs up though.
    If you sit on the fence like that, you may meet with a nasty accident.

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    Re: Is 'I met with a nasty accident' natural?

    And I'd probably have to unimpale myself.

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