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    Then we suddenly found ourselves in front of a small forest river

    Hello! I'd like to ask you if this sentence sounds natural:


    "Then we suddenly found ourselves in front of a small forest river".

    Does it mean the same as:

    Suddenly, we came upon some forest rivulet/brook.
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    #2

    Re: Then we suddenly found ourselves in front of a small forest river

    It all works except for "forest river". That's a grammatical phrase, but I can't guess what it's supposed to mean.
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    #3

    Re: Then we suddenly found ourselves in front of a small forest river

    I mean "a river in a forest"

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    Re: Then we suddenly found ourselves in front of a small forest river

    Quote Originally Posted by Elenichka View Post
    I mean "a river in a forest"
    I'd separate the ideas. For example, While walking in the forest, we suddenly found ourselves in front of a small river.
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    #5

    Re: Then we suddenly found ourselves in front of a small forest river

    Thank you! How about this one:
    Suddenly, we came upon some forest rivulet/brook.

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    #6

    Re: Then we suddenly found ourselves in front of a small forest river

    I see you asked the same question here.

    "Please do not post the same question simultaneously to more than one forum. Doing so wastes our valuable time. Instead, post your question to one forum and wait for replies. If you're not satisfied with those replies, you can try another forum, but please indicate in your thread that you've already asked the same question elsewhere (provide a link), and outline why you were not satisfied with the answers you received already."
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    Re: Then we suddenly found ourselves in front of a small forest river

    Oh, I'm very sorry. I didn't know about that and I didn't get an answer to my question there.

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    Re: Then we suddenly found ourselves in front of a small forest river

    Quote Originally Posted by Elenichka View Post

    "Then we suddenly found ourselves in front of a small forest river in that forest".
    That can work.

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    Re: Then we suddenly found ourselves in front of a small forest river

    Quote Originally Posted by Elenichka View Post
    How about this one:
    Suddenly, we came upon some forest rivulet/brook.
    Your reader will have no idea what a "forest river" or "forest brook" might be. Forget about that collocation.
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    Re: Then we suddenly found ourselves in front of a small forest river

    Quote Originally Posted by Elenichka View Post
    Oh, I'm very sorry. I didn't know about that and I didn't get an answer to my question there.
    But you did get an answer, and it was a good one.

    Perhaps:

    We were walking through the forest and suddenly came upon a creek we didn't know was there.

    See?
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