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    #1

    is this text ok?

    "It's a relief to hear your voice on the telephone. I am so worried about those air travels..."

    Hi,
    Is this text OK, please?
    Thanks.

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    Re: is this text ok?

    "It's a relief to hear your voice on the telephone. - Okay, but "on the telephone" is a bit redundant. If you're talking to the person on the phone, then clearly it's "on the phone."

    I am so worried about those air travels..."
    Not very natural. Try something like "I get so worried when people fly." or "I am so worried about air travel these days." or even "Flying always makes me nervous."

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    #3

    Re: is this text ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    "It's a relief to hear your voice on the telephone. - Okay, but "on the telephone" is a bit redundant. If you're talking to the person on the phone, then clearly it's "on the phone."

    I am so worried about those air travels..."
    Not very natural. Try something like "I get so worried when people fly." or "I am so worried about air travel these days." or even "Flying always makes me nervous."

    thanks a lot.
    I actually wasn't talking on the phone at that moment. I was writting her an email, talking about something that had happened before, that is, telling her that it had been a relief when I heard her voice on the phone...
    thanks again.

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    Re: is this text ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    thanks a lot.
    I actually wasn't talking on the phone at that moment. I was writting her an email, talking about something that had happened before, that is, telling her that it had been a relief when I heard her voice on the phone...
    thanks again.
    Then say "It WAS a relief..."

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