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    #1

    They donít seem connected. What do you mean?

    Hi.

    Hereís part of the conversation between me and a friend.

    Silver: -Why did you choose to be a volunteer?
    Omi: In order to eat hotpot.
    Silver: They donít seem connected. What do you mean?

    Is my Italic sentence natural?

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    #2

    Re: They donít seem connected. What do you mean?

    You're right. They don't seem connected.
    Not a professional teacher

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    #3

    Re: They donít seem connected. What do you mean?

    Yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: They donít seem connected. What do you mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Yes.
    Is it also natural to say "They don’t seem connected. What did you mean"?

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    #5

    Re: They donít seem connected. What do you mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Is it also natural to say "They don’t seem connected. What did you mean"?
    Yes, that's fine.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: They donít seem connected. What do you mean?

    Okay, but I would say "I can't/don't see the connection". And perhaps follow it up with "Would you enlighten me?"

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    #7

    Re: They donít seem connected. What do you mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Is it also natural to say "They don’t seem connected. What did you mean?"
    The question mark belongs within the quotation marks.

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    Lightbulb Re: They donít seem connected. What do you mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi.

    Hereís part of a conversation between me and a friend.

    Silver: -Why did you choose to be a volunteer?
    Omi: In order to eat hotpot.
    Silver: They donít seem connected. What do you mean?

    Is my Italic sentence natural?
    I'm assuming you have had more than one conversation with that person.

    Not a professional teacher

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