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mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
Can I say:
  • I couldn’t get access to the English forum this morning.
  • It is inaccessible for me to get to the English forum this morning.
  • I couldn’t access the English forum this morning.
Thanks.
 
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    The first and third sentences are correct and idiomatic.

    To make the second one correct, you could write: "The English forum was inaccessible this morning." Note that this one still sounds less natural.
     

    Lexiphile

    Senior Member
    England English
    Nor do I, Fauna. It sounds to me like a perfectly natural description of an existing condition, with no excess "baggage" about who discovered the problem.
     

    jamesjiao

    Senior Member
    New Zealand English and Mandarin Chinese
    N.B. I don't think "the English forum was inaccessible this morning" sounds unnatural at all.
    Nor do I. I guess it sounds less personal compared to 1 and 3. It can be personalized like this:

    The English forum was inaccessible to me this morning.
     
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