Hi,
I saw the following sentence and have been wondering whether it sounds awkward to native speakers. Note that it is the first sentence on the web page which the link below will take you to.
Please tell me what you think after you have viewed the page.
Not only will you find the Russian language courses offered listed below, but also any special Russian literature and culture classes that will be available.
http://www.southalabama.edu/languages/russian/russiancourses.html
I'd appreciate your help.
Ray
Hi, I saw the following sentence and have been wondering whether it sounds awkward to native speakers. Note that it ... listed below, but also any special Russian literature and culture classes that will be available. http://www.southalabama.edu/languages/russian/russiancourses.html I'd appreciate your help.

Are you going to keep asking this over and over again in different newsgroups until you get an answer you like?

Jim Heckman
Not only will you find the Russian language courses offered listed below, but also any special Russian literature and culture classes that will be available.

This sentence isn't awkward to me. It is as about as concise as one could make it with the volume of information included. I might look for ways to break it down into smaller sentences and it could possibly do without "that will be." Maybe the author wants to emphasize the fact that the classes will be available in the future, though. Most people aren't so persnickety.

Dan
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Hi, I saw the following sentence and have been wondering ... classes that will be available. http://www.southalabama.edu/languages/russian/russiancourses.html I'd appreciate your help.

Are you going to keep asking this over and over again in different newsgroups until you get an answer you like?

I'm gathering comments by native speakers.
Not only will you find the Russian language courses offered listed below, but also any special Russian literature and culture classes that will be available.

This sentence isn't awkward to me. It is as about as concise as one could make it with the volume of information included. I might look for ways to

What is your definition for "awkward English"? Native speakers seem to have different ideas about "awkward English". While gathering their judgments, I've become aware of a need for its definition.

As for its conciseness, I am not sure whether it is about as concise as one could make it. But native speakers in other newsgroups did come up with different, arguably more concise, ways of writing it.

Ray
Awkward is a feeling one gets from reading it. I'm a native speaker of 37 years, too. Thank you.
Dan
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