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How can I say this sentence in a natural way? 4 months later he was regretful
Sep 21, 2019 7:20 PM
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Your sentence is okay, but in natural speech we usually don't describe people as "regretful." Instead we use the verb form, and say that the person "regrets" something. If you've already explained what he did wrong, I think the most natural sentence would be: "He regretted it four months later." OR "Four months later, he regretted it." A couple of examples: "In March, I decided to buy a new car. I regretted it four months later, when I realized I couldn't afford the payments." "He broke up with her in a fit of anger. Four months later, he regretted it, but when he tried to call her, he found out that she had already found a new boyfriend."
September 21, 2019
I think the phrase that feels more natural depends on context of the conversation. To say, Four months later he was regretful sounds like something should follow it. It sounds to me like you would go on to explain why it took 4 months for him to feel regret. He felt regretful four months later, to me, sounds more like the end of a thought or point you're trying to make. But, if you were to write it in a book or a paper, I think "Four months later, he was regretful” would be more accurate.
September 21, 2019
thanks dear Angela 🌹🌹👍
September 21, 2019
به شما ربطی نداره Arasp. کسی از شما نپرسید.
September 21, 2019
یه ملت رو گذاشتی سر کار با این سوالت . هیچی از کلمات قلمبه سلمبه استفاده نکن، راحت و روون صحبت کن. تمام
September 21, 2019
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