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Hi,

Could you please tell me if these sentences are natural used for the native speaker?


It seems / looks / is frosty in the early morning before sun rise. (Three of them are alright to use, I presume?)

It is presumptuous for me to do it without your consent.

Sorry about my presumptuous decision, if I ever offend you.


Thanks in advance.

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John AkiIt seems / looks / is frosty in the early morning before sunrise. (Three of them are alright to use, I presume?)

All three may be possible (the meanings are different, of course), but it is not very clear to me whether you are intending to describe a particular morning or mornings in general.

John AkiIt is presumptuous for me to do it without your consent.

Are you talking about a hypothetical action or something that you have already done?

John AkiSorry about my presumptuous decision, if I ever offend you.

It seems mismatched. "Sorry about my presumptuous decision" seems to be talking about a decision that you have already taken, while "if I ever offend you" seems to be talking about a hypothetical situation.

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Thanks Sir,

I am talking about the action that I had already done.

I am sorry "It is presumptuous for me to do it without your consent"

(I highly presumed that you wouldn't mind, but I was wrong you do mind)


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John AkiI am talking about the action that I had already done.

In that case you would say:

It was presumptuous of me to do it without your consent.

Sir,

please tell me which word is more common and natural used to you? I believe these three words have the exactly same meaning.


This meaning is vague / ambiguous / obscure as I couldn’t really understand it.


Thanks again.

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John AkiThis meaning is vague / ambiguous / obscure as I couldn’t really understand it.

All three words are possible, but the sentence as a whole does not work very well. The word "as" does not properly connect the parts.

John AkiI believe these three words have the exactly same meaning.

No, not exactly the same.

"vague" = the meaning seems poorly defined

"ambiguous" = there are two or more different possible meanings

"obscure" = the meaning seems hidden or esoteric, so is hard to understand

Thanks again Sir.