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    #1

    As a teenager, David had a short affair

    I am wondering if my sentences sound natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    As a teenager, David had a short affair with a married woman during a holiday, which affected him profoundly. They parted without ever meeting again.

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    #2

    Re: As a teenager, David had a short affair

    I would say yes.

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    #3

    Re: As a teenager, David had a short affair

    You could say that "he had a short holiday romance with a married woman".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: As a teenager, David had a short affair

    You might also consider "brief affair."

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    #5

    Re: As a teenager, David had a short affair

    Technically, if he was single and she was married, she was the only one having an affair.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: As a teenager, David had a short affair

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Technically, if he was single and she was married, she was the only one having an affair.
    What was he doing?

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    #7

    Re: As a teenager, David had a short affair

    He was having the time of his life.

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    #8

    Re: As a teenager, David had a short affair

    The OP's question was "does it sound natural"?

    I agree with Andrewg927:

    it does.

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    #9

    Re: As a teenager, David had a short affair

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post

    As a teenager, David had a short affair with a married woman during a holiday, which affected him profoundly. .
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    I personally would rewrite that sentence.

    At first, I thought that "which" referred to "a holiday."

    Maybe something like:

    "When David was a teenager, he was profoundly affected by a holiday fling with a married woman."

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    #10

    Re: As a teenager, David had a short affair

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Technically, if he was single and she was married, she was the only one having an affair.
    I wouldn't say you need to be in a relationship to have a love affair.

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