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    alpacinoutd is offline Key Member
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    They were invited to the John's boss's birthday party.

    Is this correct and natural?

    They were invited to the John's boss's birthday party. Nicole was taking her time getting ready. John was upset that she was stalling, dragging her feet. "Honey, we are being late. Why are you delaying getting ready?" he asked.

    Nicole ignored his hurried tone. "Sweetie, could you please come here and zip up my dress?", she said in a calm voice, adjusting her earrings.

    Anger began to rise up in John's body. He blinked quickly and clenched and his fist. "You know how much my boss cares about punctuality." His face was crimson, flushed with anger.

    Nicole stood up. "Oh. So our life is about making your boss happy."

    John was twitching with anger now. He grabbed the remote control and threw it into the television, leaving a spiderweb in the center of the panel.

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    Re: They were invited to the John's boss's birthday party.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Is this correct and natural?

    They were invited to the John's boss's birthday party. Nicole was taking her time getting ready. John was upset that she was stalling, dragging her feet. "Honey, we're late. Why are you stalling?" he asked.

    Nicole ignored his hurried tone. "Sweetie, could you please come here and zip up my dress?", she said in a calm voice, adjusting her earrings.

    Anger began to rise up in John's body. He blinked quickly and clenched and his fist. "You know how much my boss cares about punctuality." His face was crimson, flushed with anger.

    Nicole stood up. "Oh. So our life is about making your boss happy."

    John was twitching with anger now. He grabbed the remote control and threw it at the television, leaving a spiderweb in the screen.
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    Re: They were invited to the John's boss's birthday party.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post

    They were invited to the John's boss's birthday party.
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    I'd say had been invited.

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    Re: They were invited to the John's boss's birthday party.

    We're going to be late.

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