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    Have been meaning

    Would you please correct my sentences. I wanted to use "have been meaning" in them, and I am wondering if they are correct, or if they sound natural.

    1. I have been meaning to ask you if you parents are still alive.
    2. I have been meaning to write to you, but somehow I could not compel myself to sit at the table.
    3. He has been meaning to move away, but could not find a cheap flat.

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    Re: Have been meaning

    1. OK, but 'your parents'.

    2. OK, but you don't need to sit at a table to write a letter.

    3. OK.

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    Re: Have been meaning

    I would delete the comma in 3.

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