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    #1

    After receiving a letter, telling him

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Is it correct to use "high-five with"?

    After receiving a letter, telling him he had been admitted at Oxford University, David high-fived with his parents.

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    #2

    Re: After receiving a letter, telling him

    I'd delete the first comma.

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    Re: After receiving a letter, telling him

    In the U.S., you high-five someone, you don't high-five WITH someone.
    Also, I'd say "When he..." rather than "After."

    When he read the letter saying he'd been admitted to Oxford University, David high-fived his parents.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 22-May-2017 at 16:31. Reason: Fixing typo
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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