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    #1

    These phrases will serve your purpose

    Hi,

    I have a student who's trying to use English to talk with me. She used "Receive" to mean "got it". I know it's wrong so I told her and I also gave some replacements instead. I said you might try "Got it" or "thank you". These phrases will serve your purpose.

    I wonder if the bold sentence is natural.

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    #2

    Re: These phrases will serve your purpose

    It's OK.

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    #3

    Re: These phrases will serve your purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi.

    I have a student who's trying to use English to talk with me. She used "Receive" to mean "Got it". I know it's wrong so I told her and I also gave some replacements. instead. I said "You might try "Got it" or "Thank you". These phrases will serve your purpose."

    I wonder if the bold sentence is natural.
    See my corrections above. Remember to use a capital letter for the first word of a direct quote. Your bold sentence is OK. You could also tell your student that she could say "Message received", which is closer to what she actually said.

    I would probably open your piece with "I have a student who tries/who is trying to speak English with me" but your version isn't grammatically incorrect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: These phrases will serve your purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    and I also gave some alternatives. replacements instead.
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