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    1) Is "do" used here naturally? 2) does the last sentence sound natural?

    It's a description of a person's day. Is "do" used naturally in 1)? Does the last sentence (2) sound natural in colloquial speech?

    1) 12.00 – The second lesson of the day is French. I do enjoy the time we spend in the Language Lab listening to French and completing exercises. We read current French articles and discuss them, all in French, of course!

    2) Well, just another busy day but productive and enjoyable one as well…
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: 1) Is "do" used here naturally? 2) does the last sentence sound natural?

    In the first, "do" is not needed there, but it is correct; it is used to provide emphasis.

    The second is not a complete sentence, but perhaps it wasn't meant to be. I would place "a" before "productive".

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    Re: 1) Is "do" used here naturally? 2) does the last sentence sound natural?

    1. Yes. The "do" is for emphasis.
    2. Put a comma before "but." It should be ",but a productive..."

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    #4

    Re: 1) Is "do" used here naturally? 2) does the last sentence sound natural?

    Please ask unrelated questions in separate posts.

    If there had been a lot of discussion about these two questions, the thread would be horribly tangled.
    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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    Re: 1) Is "do" used here naturally? 2) does the last sentence sound natural?

    Next time I'll follow your advice)
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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