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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 a lot.

    1. Nowadays, more and more people are buying lottery tickets, hoping to hit the jackpot.
    2. Nowadays, more and more people buy lottery tickets, hoping to hit the jackpot.
    3. Research has shown that more and more parents are choosing to send their children to private schools.
    4. Research has shown that more and more parents choose to send their children to private schools.

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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 a lot.

    1. Nowadays, more and more people are buying lottery tickets, hoping to hit the jackpot.
    2. Nowadays, more and more people buy lottery tickets, hoping to hit the jackpot.
    3. Research has shown that more and more parents are choosing to send their children to private schools.
    4. Research has shown that more and more parents choose to send their children to private schools.

    All are natural, but some people may omit one of the mores.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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