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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    lickety-split

    Hello.

    I want to use a phrase "lickety-split", but I don't know how to do this.

    1. I was running lickety-split, because I didn't want to be late.
    2. We need to do this job lickety-split.

    Are these sentences correct? Do they sound natural?

    If they are poor English, can you show me how to use the phrase.

    Thanks in advance.
    Boris.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: lickety-split

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    I want to use a phrase "lickety-split", but I don't know how to do this.

    1. I was running lickety-split, because I didn't want to be late.
    2. We need to do this job lickety-split.

    Are these sentences correct? Do they sound natural?

    If they are poor English, can you show me how to use the phrase.

    Thanks in advance.
    Boris.
    I can't imagine any sentence that includes "lickety-split" sounding natural.

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    #3

    Re: lickety-split

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    I want to use a phrase "lickety-split", but I don't know how to do this.

    1. I was running lickety-split, because I didn't want to be late.
    2. We need to do this job lickety-split.

    Are these sentences correct? Do they sound natural?

    If they are poor English, can you show me how to use the phrase.

    Thanks in advance.
    Boris.
    It's rather old fashioned sounding. Like you were a teenager in the 1950s.

    Your number 1 doesn't work, but 2 does.

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    #4

    Re: lickety-split

    I did't know that it's old-fashioned.
    Thanks for the information.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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