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    The nurse told me

    This sentence also causes me problems. I am not sure if it sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    The nurse told me the hospital lacked funds, and the stuff still had not received last month's pay.

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    Re: The nurse told me

    It's fine.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #3

    Re: The nurse told me

    You meant staff, not stuff.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The nurse told me

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You meant staff, not stuff.

    I missed that.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #5

    Re: The nurse told me

    In natural, colloquial British English, we have an unusual way of placing "still" in sentences like that. I would say either ...

    ... the staff still hadn't received last month's pay.
    ... the staff had still not received last month's pay.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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