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  1. B45
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    Would a native say this at a DMV: Hello, I need to do a car title transfer.

    Would a native say this at a DMV:

    Hello, I need to do a car title transfer.

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    Re: Would a native say this at a DMV: Hello, I need to do a car title transfer.

    No. I need to transfer a car title.

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    Re: Would a native say this at a DMV: Hello, I need to do a car title transfer.

    It works for me as written.

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    Re: Would a native say this at a DMV: Hello, I need to do a car title transfer.

    Native speakers say things in a variety of ways. I would not say your original. I would say my version.

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    Re: Would a native say this at a DMV: Hello, I need to do a car title transfer.

    That meant there is no way that THIS native speaker would say that. It is difficult to speak for all native speakers.

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    Re: Would a native say this at a DMV: Hello, I need to do a car title transfer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Would a native say this at a DMV:

    Hello, I need to do a car title transfer.
    That is what I would usually say. But I agree that Mike's usage is equally common.

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    Re: Would a native say this at a DMV: Hello, I need to do a car title transfer.

    It is difficult (impossible, even) to tell you what all native speakers would say.

    There are usually a number of equally correct ways of saying the same thing.

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    Re: Would a native say this at a DMV: Hello, I need to do a car title transfer.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    That meant there is no way that THIS native speaker would say that. It is difficult to speak for all native speakers.
    In a situation such as this, I tend to say "I wouldn't" rather than "No" when the question is "Would a native say this?".

    Note my "I tend to say". I'm not suggesting that it is perfect or that others should do this.

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