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    Even though our time together's been brief

    Hi.

    Are my two sentences idiomatic? Will native speakers use them?

    1) Even though our time together's been brief, it's been heavenly.
    2) I am positively mortified.


    The second sentence is from perhaps TED talk, so I think it's natural. But, I forget in what situation I can use it. As for the first one, I think it's also natural but literary.
    Last edited by Silverobama; 26-Jul-2020 at 12:06.

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    Re: Even though our time together's been brief

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi.

    Are my two sentences idiomatic? Will Would native speakers use them?

    1) Even though our time together's been brief, it's been heavenly.
    2) I am positively mortified.


    The second sentence is from perhaps a TED talk, so I think it's natural no full stop here but no comma here I forget don't know in what situation I can use it. As for the first one, I think it's also natural but literary.
    Note my corrections above. Native speakers would use both in the right context. "I am positively mortified" can be used in any situation in which you might use "I'm mortified" but you want to use an intensifier.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Even though our time together's been brief

    I'm sorry. I know I'll be warned but I need to be honest. I asked a similar question ten years ago on WR. Here's the link.

    I didn't mean to do this. I remember when I wrote down the sentence (It was so bad because at that time I didn't include the source), I was listening to a TED talk.

    I didn't mean to break the rules here. Please forgive me and I'll be more careful and check everywhere before asking a question. I love both places and no offence.

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