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    David's parents kept nagging at him

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    David's parents kept nagging at him all the time to get married until he flew into a rage one day, and threw cutlery and crockery all over the kitchen.

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    Re: David's parents kept nagging at him

    I would use "nagging him" and "started throwing" instead of "nagging at him" and "threw" respectively in the above.

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    Re: David's parents kept nagging at him

    I will repeat my sentence with teechar's corrections.

    David's parents kept nagging him all the time to get married until he flew into a rage one day, and started throwing cutlery and crockery all over the kitchen.

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    Re: David's parents kept nagging at him

    I wouldn't use both "kept" and "all the time" around "nagging". I'd also remove "and started". I'd also change the word order in the middle and change the preposition at the end. Your version is not ungrammatical but I think mine's a little more natural.

    David's parents kept nagging him to get married until, one day, he flew into a rage, throwing cutlery and crockery all around the kitchen.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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