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Are the above sentences fine/natural? ... #213470
12/06/13 04:20 PM
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It is an awesome and overwhelming feeling of appreciation to be able to witness the Grand Ceremony

commemorating the completion of the major renovation of the church.

I can truly feel the compassion of the pastor to rebuild / in rebuilding the church.

Are the above sentences fine/natural? Which words in bold should I use?

Thanks.

Re: Are the above sentences fine/natural? ... [Re: Lionel Koh] #213483
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Could somebody please help? Thanks.

Re: Are the above sentences fine/natural? ... [Re: Lionel Koh] #213484
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I think that, although the two sentences are technically OK, they are a little clunky.

And, since my cats don't have any pajamas, by thinking that I am the cat's pajamas I think that I don't exist.

Re: Are the above sentences fine/natural? ... [Re: Faldage] #213485
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
I think that, although the two sentences are technically OK, they are a little clunky.
Thanks, Faldage. I agree. That's why I would like to know how to phrase them correctly.

Re: Are the above sentences fine/natural? ... [Re: Faldage] #213488
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
I think that, although the two sentences are technically OK, they are a little clunky.

And, since my cats don't have any pajamas, by thinking that I am the cat's pajamas I think that I don't exist.



I know you exist since you are on that other word site
and participate in conversation there. So you are not
a hologram, please don't think yourself out of existence.
I had to look up 'cat's pajamas' to figure out what it
meant.


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: Are the above sentences fine/natural? ... [Re: Lionel Koh] #213489
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Originally Posted By: Lionel Koh
Originally Posted By: Faldage
I think that, although the two sentences are technically OK, they are a little clunky.
Thanks, Faldage. I agree. That's why I would like to know how to phrase them correctly.


if I might be so bold as to ask, where are you getting all of these clunky examples, and what are you doing with them?? {combining two(2) questions in one sentence}

Re: Are the above sentences fine/natural? ... [Re: tsuwm] #213514
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Homework, I'd say!
I'd say, homework!

Re: Are the above sentences fine/natural? ... [Re: olly] #213517
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And speaking of fine/natural/clunky:

Say tsuwm, what snazz rule ok's your strange quirk of beginning each new sentence with a lower-case letter?

Re: Are the above sentences fine/natural? ... [Re: jenny jenny] #213521
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I've tried that question. Good Luck.


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: Are the above sentences fine/natural? ... [Re: jenny jenny] #213526
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny


Say tsuwm, what snazz rule ok's your strange quirk of beginning each new sentence with a lower-case letter?


It's the rule that says normal rules don't apply when you're just goofing around in a non-formal context. It has the added advantage of eliminating people who apply inapplicable rules from the group of people who pay attention to what you're saying rather than how you're saying it.

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