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    Kevin had been drinking

    Have I made any mistakes? I am not sure if my last sentence sounds natural.

    Kevin had been drinking all evening and, in the morning, he was hungover. Lying on the bed, his mind in a daze, he suddenly remembered he had to go to an audition for a new TV series in a few hours. He had been before to a few auditions, and mostly failed, even though he was sober. This time he was convinced he would fail again, but the alcohol seemed to have a salutary effect on his acting. He didn't have butterflies or inhibitions, and the director seemed to be enjoying himself. When he received a callback, and the voice informed him that he had passed, Kevin was overwhelmed with happiness. He had finally discovered the beneficial use of a hangover in his acting.

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    Re: Kevin had been drinking

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Have I made any mistakes? I am not sure if my last sentences sounds natural.

    Kevin had been drinking all evening and, in the following morning, he was hungover. Lying on the bed, his mind in a daze, he suddenly remembered he had to go to an audition for a new TV series in a few hours. He had been before to a few auditions, and mostly failed, even though he was sober. This time he was convinced he would fail again, but the alcohol seemed to have a salutary effect on his acting. He didn't have butterflies or inhibitions, and the director seemed to be enjoying himself. When he received a callback, and the voice informed him that he had passed, Kevin was overwhelmed with happiness. He had finally discovered the beneficial use of that a hangover can be useful in his acting career.
    I take it you know the difference between "lying in bed" and "lying on the bed", right?

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    Re: Kevin had been drinking

    "Lying in bed" means that you are lying in bed under some kind of cover, like a duvet or a blanket. "Lying on the bed" means that you are lying above the bed without covering yourself in something.

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