awkward sentences

sun 94

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korean
What is another way of saying ' this sentence is awkward' when you give feedback to students' papers?
 
  • sun 94

    Banned
    korean
    I just wonder if there are other ways to say ' this sentence sounds awkward". Can I say as follows? " this sentence does not sound natural in English ' or ' think of to express the same idea in a more English way'?
     

    Silver_Biscuit

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    English - UK
    You can certainly say 'this sentence does not sound natural in English', but 'think of to express the same idea in a more English way' doesn't make sense. You might write 'Try to express the same idea in a more English way', but it's a bit ambiguous and seems to be referencing the nationality rather than the language.
     
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