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Dear all,

Kindly tell me whether the following sentences are correct. I have seen these sentences in a spoken English book. I feel that most of them are wrong. I would like to get expert opinion on this.

1) He has a drinking problem.

2) Is that actually happened?

3) It is no use talking to him.

4) There is no way your boss approves.

5) What are the chances of getting tickets?

6) You surprised me.

7) I am scaring now.

8) Have you done any preparation?

9) Such kind of situation.

10) Better you ask someone else.


Thank you.

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cat navy 425

1) He has a drinking problem. OK

2) Is that what actually happened?

3) It is no use talking to him. OK

4) There is no way your boss approves. OK. Informal.

5) What are the chances of getting tickets? OK

6) You surprised me. OK

7) I am scaring now. NO I'm getting scared now.

8) Have you done any preparation? OK

9) Such kind of situation. NO

10) Better you ask someone else. OK. Informal.

As shown above.

CJ

Comments  

The following is what idiomatic English will sound like:

1) He has a drinking problem. Good

2) Is that actually happened? Wrong. Did that actually happen?

3) It is no use talking to him. Wrong It is useless talking to him.

4) There is no way your boss approves. Wrong There is no way your boss will approve this.

5) What are the chances of getting tickets? Good.

6) You surprised me. Good.

7) I am scaring now. Wrong I am scared.

8) Have you done any preparation? Good

9) Such kind of situation. Not making sense.

10) Better you ask someone else. Wrong You'd better ask someone else.

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