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    #1

    Nobody could have predicted

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Nobody could have predicted that John, being average at school sports, would one day became a professional football player.

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    Re: Nobody could have predicted

    It's fine.

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    Re: Nobody could have predicted

    It's fine. (My mistake. See post 4.)

    I would add 'merely/just/only' before 'average'.
    Last edited by Piscean; 09-Jul-2016 at 08:50. Reason: Note added.

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    #4

    Re: Nobody could have predicted

    No, it's not correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Nobody could have predicted that John, being average at school sports, would one day became a professional football player.
    The correct version: Nobody could have predicted that John, being average at school sports, would one day become a professional football player.
    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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    #5

    Re: Nobody could have predicted

    You're so right, of course, Boris.

    I must get these glasses changed.

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