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    Is the following sentence correct and natural?

    Could you try to communicate with foreigner in English?
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    Re: english

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Is the following sentence correct and natural?

    Could you try to communicate with foreigners in English?
    Depending on what you're trying to say, Should probably works better there than Could.
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    #3

    Re: english

    Your sentence is not correct. We don't know what you're trying to say, or why.

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    #4

    Re: english

    The sentence would be okay with a definite article before "foreigner".
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: english

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The sentence would be okay with a definite article before "foreigner".
    a foreigner?
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    #6

    Re: english

    Could you try to communicate with the foreigner in English?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #7

    Re: english

    Hopefully, that particular foreigner knows English.
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    #8

    Re: english

    Without context, it's impossible to say. Please explain the situation in more detail. At the moment, it could start with "Could/Should/Would/Did" and "foreigner/foreigners/a foreigner/the foreigner" are all possible.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: english

    Hi emsr2d2,

    Are you biting your tongue? You and Rover_KE, both are trying to stop me writing the great long sentences. These sentences are telling you and me, there are too many errors in my sentences. I have no idea how to write a good sentence. And both of you are trying to stop me doing that if i don't follow your instructions and both of you will band my account. Does it make any sense?
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    Re: english

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post

    Are you biting your tongue?

    I have no idea how to write a good sentence.

    Does it make any sense?
    Those are perfectly good sentences — and they are short.

    Nobody has mentioned banning you. What has been mentioned before is that the forum cannot provide a long-term course of free instruction in the language. You need to find a tutor in your own locality.

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