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    The prime minister opened his speech

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    The prime minister opened his speech with some self-deprecating remarks which drew laughs and applause from the audience.

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    Re: The prime minister opened his speech

    The noun is applause.​ Correct that and the sentence will be natural.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The prime minister opened his speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    The prime minister opened his speech with some self-deprecating remarks which drew laughs and applauds applause from the audience.
    See above.

    "Applauds" is the third person singular form of the verb "to applaud". "Applause" is the associated noun.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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