Are these sentences natural? He may get here any minute. I don't know if I can stomach him. (I don't like him at all) I'm glad that the rumors are unfounded. There are rumors that they got divorced. Unfortunately, the conditions developed this way. Haven't I led you better than this?
Sep 29, 2019 9:16 PM
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I basically agree with Gary. 5 might be grammatically ok but would be better without "the". But it sounds weird as a stand-alone sentence. It is unfortunate that things happened this way. (good) It is unfortunate that conditions developed this way. (correct but awkward) The grammar of 6 is ok, but its meaning isn't clear. A parent might say "Haven't I raised you better than this?" when disappointed in the actions of his child.
September 30, 2019
They sound fine to me. I'm struggling to think of where you would use the last two, but they are OK.
September 29, 2019
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