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    #1

    Despite not having a shred of talent

    Have I made any mistakes? I'm not sure if my sentence sounds natural.

    Despite not having a shred of talent, Belinda enjoyed playing her favourite songs on the piano.

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    #2

    Re: Despite not having a shred of talent

    Well done.
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    #3

    Re: Despite not having a shred of talent

    Although the music she produced may have been cringeworthy, she enjoyed herself when she played the piano.
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    #4

    Re: Despite not having a shred of talent

    How did her audience feel?

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    #5

    Re: Despite not having a shred of talent

    They were pretending to enjoy it, because knowing that Belinda had terrible temper, nobody dared to show any sign of discomfort.

    I wrote the above sentence mostly to see if I could use "a shred of talent."

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    #6

    Re: Despite not having a shred of talent

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    They were pretending to enjoy it, because knowing that Belinda had ta terrible temper, nobody dared to show any sign of discomfort.

    I wrote the above sentence mostly to see if I could use "a shred of talent."
    Excellent response!

    (I wouldn't necessarily assume she had an audience.)

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