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    #1

    please correct this dialogue

    -happy birthday!
    -thanks but... not much to celebrate...
    -why? it's your birthday!
    -I am just getting too old...

    please, is this dialogue ok?
    thanks


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    #2

    Re: please correct this dialogue

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    -happy birthday!
    -thanks but... there's not much to celebrate...
    -why? it's your birthday!
    -I am just getting too old...

    please, is this dialogue ok?
    thanks
    Well spoken grammar doesn't always follow the strict rules of written grammar.

    As an informal conversation between friends it sounded fine, but I've made one minor addition.

    I am not a teacher.


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    #3

    Re: please correct this dialogue

    -Happy birthday!
    -Thanks but... not much to celebrate...
    -Why? it's your birthday!
    -I'm just getting too old...

    In casual conversations, contractions are especially used.

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