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    #1

    their relationship is carnal

    Hello

    If a man and a lady have a relationship just based on coitus, can we use "carnal" to describe their relationship?

    1-Their relationship is purely carnal.

    2-They have a purely carnal relationship.

    3-The nature of their relationship is carnal.

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    #2

    Re: their relationship is carnal

    Yes, but describing it as "sexual" would be more common nowadays.

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    #3

    Re: their relationship is carnal

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Yes, but describing it as "sexual" would be more common nowadays.
    Thanks. Are all three sentences okay?

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    #4

    Re: their relationship is carnal

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Thanks. Are all three sentences okay?
    They're okay, but if you want to be understood, you'll write "sexual".

    Don't use hyphens to mark numbers in a list. The most common way to enumerate is to use a numeral followed by a period ("full stop" in British English) and a space.
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