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    #1

    I bought a sturdy chair.

    Hi.

    My chair which was made of wood was broken by my cousin. I bought a new strong one. I said to my cousin "I bought a sturdy chair".

    I wonder if it's natural to say so.

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    #2

    Re: I bought a sturdy chair.

    I would say: I have bought a more sturdy chair (in reference to the previous chair).
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: I bought a sturdy chair.

    I think it should be "sturdier" if I want to use your version. Anyway, let's wait for some native spekaers.

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    #4

    Re: I bought a sturdy chair.

    'sturdier' works, too.

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    #5

    Re: I bought a sturdy chair.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi.

    My chair, which was made of wood, was broken by my cousin. I bought a new, strong one. I said to my cousin "I bought a sturdy chair".

    I wonder if it's natural to say so that.
    Note my corrections above.

    It would be much more natural to say "My cousin broke my wooden chair" at the start. Your sentence to your cousin is grammatically correct but, as tedmc said, the present perfect would be used there. Also, "sturdy" isn't a word that most native speakers use in everyday conversation. I might say something like "I've bought a really strong chair [to replace the one you broke]".

    Of course, what I would actually do is ask my cousin to replace the chair!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: I bought a sturdy chair.

    Sturdy is a common word in my region. A sturdier chair sounds perfectly natural.
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    #7

    Re: I bought a sturdy chair.

    It's quite common to hear people use 'sturdy', especially in regards to footwear.

    Almost anything you read about outdoor activities will at some point mention the wisdom of wearing good sturdy shoes or boots, along with remembering sunscreen and water.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 21-Oct-2019 at 13:27. Reason: Fixed spelling of "activities".
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    #8

    Re: I bought a sturdy chair.

    sturdy is quite appropriate in this context. Regardless of how often you need to use it, it's a common word.

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