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    After suffering a bad fall

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    After suffering a bad fall working as a chimney sweep, Bob had to quit his job because he lost confidence working at a height.

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    Re: After suffering a bad fall

    After suffering a bad fall while working as a chimney sweep, Bob developed a fear of heights and quit that job.

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    Re: After suffering a bad fall

    (That reminds me of 'The Nervous Steeplejack' by Alf Hall.)

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    Re: After suffering a bad fall

    It sounds quite natural to me.

    Admittedly, however, I live in Canada, a region that has received huge numbers of non-native-speaking immigrants. They have learnt English since making Canada their home. And although the USA has recently accepted more non-native-speaking migrants than Canada, on a per capita basis our intake has been much higher.

    So I think that Canada is probably the most tolerant country in accepting neologisms as natural among all the countries whose native language is English.

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