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Hi

Could you please tell me if this sentence is natural English?

I was so embarrassed. I wanted the earth to separate and for me to be sucked in.

Thanks,

Tom

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No.

But we sometimes say something like this.

eg I was so embarrassed. I wanted the ground to swallow me up.

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Mr. TomCould you please tell me if this sentence is natural English?

No, it is not. I think that has a more or less standard form, that you wish the ground would open up and swallow you.

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anonymousthe ground would open up and swallow you.

That's how it's normally said in the UK.