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    My little daughter has an imaginary friend.

    Hi teachers.

    I wonder if my sentences natural.

    1) My little daughter has an imaginary friend.
    2) The government should bend an ear to/toward how the man in the street feels about this business.

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    Re: My little daughter has an imaginary friend.

    The first is good.

    The phrase "bend an ear" has it's own meaning, which doesn't fit in your sentence: bend an ear

    So say something like "listen to how" or "ask how" or "pay attention to how" or "find out how."

    Also, "man in the street" is out of fashion becaause it leaves out women. These days, "ordinary people" is more popular. (Although I have one friend who hates it. When he hears it, he says, "I'm not ordinary!")
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: My little daughter has an imaginary friend.

    (Although I have one friend who hates it. When he hears it, he says, "I'm not ordinary!")

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