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Could you please tell me how you'd say these please?
  • He won't give me much (especially) since he doesn't want me going in the fist place
  • In Spain, even when your passport is expired, it's still valid for 5 years after its expiry date.
  • How possible do u think it will be for u to come in the first days of Feb
  • I have 2 months deposit/downpayment on the studio im staying in, so I'll get that back when I move out.
  • Ill have 3 months rent, thats more than enough until i find a job?
  • Trust me i don't plan on living like/as i do here.
  • I need my money just like/as you need your product.
  • We usually never get to talking about plans to move abroad, because one of us always has something holding him back.
Thank you
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Just out of curiosity, Alc, where do all your sentences come from? They don't look like exercises from a book. Are they sentences you've made up to practice your English?
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Hi Mr Wordy, Happy new year

Some are, but most of them are just sentences I've tried translating from the french, when i watch tv or read something in french. this was a conversation i read, i wanted to know if they were ok, and if you'd say it that way.

Alc
alc24Hi Mr Wordy, Happy new year
And to you!

  • He won't give me much since he doesn't want me going in the first place.
  • He won't give me much -- especially since he doesn't want me going in the first place.


  • -- If the word "especially" is included then I feel some punctuation is needed. I've suggested a dash.


    • In Spain, even when your passport has expired, it's still valid for 5 years after its expiry date. -- How can a passport be valid after it has expired? It doesn't seem to make sense. The part I struck out is correct English but seems semantically unnecessary.
    • How possible do you think it will be for you to come in the first days of February? -- Please don't use "u"!

    • I have two months' deposit/downpayment on the studio I'm staying in, so I'll get that back when I move out.
    • I'll have three months' rent. That's more than enough until I find a job? -- Beware the comma splice. You've used a question mark but the sentence is not grammatically a question. This is not always wrong because many such statements can nevertheless be said in a questioning way. However, it doesn't, in my opinion, work especially well with this one.
    • Trust me, I don't plan on living like/as I do here.
    • I need my money just like/as you need your product. -- OK, depending on what you intend "product" to mean...
    • We usually never get to talking about plans to move abroad, because one of us always has something holding him back. -- OK