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Dear All,

Would you be so kind and check off these of the senteces that sound natural and grammatical? All of them have been taken out from random conversations.

  1. I can't communicate with these people, and there's no future here for me. What's more, they "always know better" even when they are wrong... I don't feel like being a part of a team.
  2. I wanna ask my parents if my apartment is being rented out at the moment or not.
  3. Maybe I've been here for too long, maybe I should just go back and have a normal life like my friends. They don't earn much, I won't earn much, but at least I'll have a normal life.
  4. I'm not as young as you anymore. If I want to get a PhD, I wll graduate being 35 years old.


Thanks a lot!
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Perfect Stranger All of them have been taken out from random conversations.
If they come from native speakers, they are natural and grammatical for the spoken language.
Thank you MM. So you don't see any necessity to change anything here, do you?
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Perfect StrangerSo you don't see any necessity to change anything here, do you?
Oh, I would change a lot if it were me.
Mister MicawberOh, I would change a lot if it were me.
Would you be so kind and introduce some of the changes you'd make?
Well, let me see how you would change #2 to good English first.
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Mister MicawberWell, let me see how you would change #2 to good English first.
OK, I'll give it a shot.
Perfect StrangerI wanna ask my parents if my apartment is being rented out at the moment or not.
  • wanna should be changed into want to or would like to


I want to ask my parents if my apartment is being rented out at the moment or not.

I would like to ask my parents if my apartment is being rented out at the moment or not.
  • perhaps we could use find out instead of ask ? but then the meaning would change quite excessively if I may say so
Perfect Strangerwanna should be changed into want to or would like to
Yes, that is just what I would change, and no more. Good!—now, how about the others? (You needn't be overly cautious—there is no need to change 'want' to 'would like' or 'ask' to 'find out from' in #2, for instance.)
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