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    #1

    His opposition to child

    Hi.

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

    1) His opposition to child labour was unmistakable.
    2) Their feature film debuts with stylish efficiency until they succumb to the effects elephantiasis that overtakes virtually every Hollywood action film by the finale.

    I think 1) is okay. As for 2, I don't remember the source, but the wording is okay and I think it was written by a native speaker.



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    #2

    Re: His opposition to child

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi.

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

    1) His opposition to child labour was unmistakable.

    Good. Natural.

    2) Their feature film debuts with stylish efficiency until they succumb to the effects elephanti
    tis that overtakes virtually every Hollywood action film by the finale.

    Obviously, no one else will use it. But it's a good example of English-language writing.


    I think 1) is okay. As for 2, I don't remember the source, but the wording is okay and I think it was written by a native speaker.

    There!
    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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    #3

    Re: His opposition to child

    The spelling of elephantiasis is correct.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: His opposition to child

    Silverobama, you currently have ten consecutive open posts in this section. Please slow down a bit and give other users a chance, and give us a chance to answer other people's questions.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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