talk at high level/ object to lending me ; do they make sense? I just wanted to know if theses two sentences make sense : I must talk at high level ( meaning I must use non-basic vocabulary ) And is this correct "Would you object to lendin g me your book? Instead of "would you object to my borrowing your book? which sounds a little strange to us. Thanks
May 17, 2016 12:59 PM
Answers · 3
Talking about "being strange", they are all extremely strange and unnatural. No native speaker would say anything of the kind.. They would say, 1. I must speak in a sophisticated way. (This does not mean using difficult words or structures.) 2. May I borrow your book please?
May 17, 2016
2. It is formal. Also, when adding 'ing' to a verb, do not add spaces. You had it right with 'borrowing.'
May 17, 2016
1. I must speak at 'a' high level. 2. Both of your sentences here are too stiff for spoken English. How about: 'May I borrow your book, please?
May 17, 2016
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