The little girl is so sweet to listen to

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Are these two sentences OK?

The little girl is so sweet to listen to while she is speaking, as she can barely complete a sentence.

It is so sweet to listen to the little girl while she is speaking, as she can barely complete a sentence.
 

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Colloquially, yes.
 

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Thank you Tarheel.
May I ask if the following is correct and has the same meaning as the second sentence?I made it shorter.

It is so sweet to listen to the little girl while speaking, barely compleleting a sentence.
 

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It is so sweet to listen to the little girl while speaking, barely completing a sentence.
It's hard to listen to a little girl while you're speaking. :)
 

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It would be better to be quiet while she is speaking. Then you could understand her better. Also, I am having trouble understanding what's sweet about somebody barely being able to finish a sentence.
 

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It would seem that she has a speech disability. That's not sweet. It's unfortunate.
 

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It would be better to be quiet while she is speaking. Then you could understand her better. Also, I am having trouble understanding what's sweet about somebody barely being able to finish a sentence.
She doesn’t have a speech disability. She has just started to talk and she can barely complete a sentence. She is very young.
 

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It's hard to listen to a little girl while you're speaking. :)
Is it OK now?
It is so sweet to listen to the little girl while she is speaking, barely completing a sentence.
 

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It is endearing the way you form your words, making your first simple sentences. I look forward to more and more. It's not that you are learning to speak your native language. No. That happens all over the world all the time. No, it's that you're my little girl. Just by being yourself you make me happy.
 
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