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    maoyueh is offline Member
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    natural expressions

    I'd like to ask a quick question. Are the following sentences acceptable, natural, or not natural? Thank you.

    1. I used English to talk to him.
    2. Don't use a pencil to write your essay.
    3. Most college students use computers to type their papers.
    4. Generally men drive better than women.

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    Re: natural expressions

    Quote Originally Posted by maoyueh View Post
    I'd like to ask a quick question. Are the following sentences acceptable, natural, or not natural? Thank you.

    1. I used English to talk to him. Acceptable, or "I spoke to him in English".
    2. Don't use a pencil to write your essay. Natural.
    3. Most college students use computers to type their papers. Acceptable or "to prepare/do".
    4. Generally, men drive better than women. Natural and so true!
    b.

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    Re: natural expressions

    Quote Originally Posted by maoyueh
    1. I used English to talk to him.
    This one is not natural. It's technically correct, so it's technically acceptable, but try something like, "I spoke to him in English," instead! :)


    Quote Originally Posted by maoyueh
    2. Don't use a pencil to write your essay.
    3. Most college students use computers to type their papers.
    4. Generally men drive better than women.
    :) These are all natural. Keep up the good work! (Acceptable and Natural.)

    EDIT: Ninja'd by above poster! :o

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