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    Peter gave a pot holder as a Christmas present

    I am wondering if my sentences sound natural.

    Peter gave a pot holder as a Christmas present to his wife, which did not go down well. As his birthday present, she gave him a wood rasp wrapped in shiny paper.

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    Re: Peter gave a pot holder as a Christmas present

    It's okay. What are you practising here?

    There's quite a distance between gave and to. One way to close this gap (if you wanted to) would be like this:

    Peter gave his wife a pot holder as a Christmas present
    Peter gave his wife a pot holder for christmas

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    Re: Peter gave a pot holder as a Christmas present

    jutfrank,

    Thank you for your corrections.
    Regarding the above sentence, I can tell you that I am not practising anything special. The sentence simply popped up in my mind, and I wrote it down and posted it just to see if it is correct.

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