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    #1

    Does it sound natural?

    Good day!

    In order to learn new words I tried to make some personal sentences with them.
    Could you please tell me if they sound natural?

    1. Even if at first you don't enjoy the series, once you start watching you'll become hooked because of the emotional cliffhangers at the end of episodes. It becomes hard not to feel curious about what happens next.

    2. When you start to regret that you don’t have what you want or that your life is miserable, actually that is a very moment when you should make an effort and become grateful for everything that you already have, as corny as it sounds.

    3.
    Corny as it sounds, you do want to make the world a better place for humans and other living beings.

    4. I got bored by corny remarks about my vegetarian life style.

    5. During my school years I was a compulsive reader of literature, I was obsessed with books.


    6. My compulsive need to succeed in English made me work hard and learn a lot.

    7. I don’t mind when conversation turns to more mundane issues, I just don’t enjoy listening to people’s complaints and regrets about everyday life.



    8. After long and adventurous trips I am delighted to come back home. The return to mundane things brings me relief and restore my serene and leisurely habit of life.


    9. When I write a birthday card or a text to congratulate somebody, I never use those hackneyed phrases you find on the internet. I always try to write my own personal message.

    10. You may say these are pretty hackneyed phrases about relationships, but still beneath them you can find a wisdom worthy of your attention.










    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Apr-2017 at 07:24.

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    #2

    Re: Does it sound natural?

    Hello Tatiana, and welcome to the forum.
    Would you please correct the info on your profile first?

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    #3

    Re: Does it sound natural?

    Thank you!
    Could you tell me what exactly I should correct?

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    #4

    Re: Does it sound natural?

    Your current location. Are you in Russia?

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    #5

    Re: Does it sound natural?

    Your IP address does not match your claimed "Current Location".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Does it sound natural?

    oh i see, i've corrected it.

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    #7

    Re: Does it sound natural?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tatiana_ View Post
    Oh, I see. I've corrected it.
    Thank you for doing that. Note my corrections above. Even in short sentences, it's important to start with a capital letter. You must always capitalise the word "I".

    I would say that you have used each bolded word in post #1 appropriately and naturally.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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