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    #1

    Diana wished to go to Paris

    I am wondering if my sentences sound natural.

    Diana wished to go to Paris on holiday, but her husband told her to put it out of her mind. They had hardly enough money to pay the rent, let alone to afford a trip abroad.

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    Re: Diana wished to go to Paris

    It's OK though I'd probably say "wanted to go" or "dreamed of going" rather than "wished to go". Also, the second sentence could be shortened to "They had hardly/barely enough money for rent, let alone [for] a holiday/trip abroad".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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