Read these flash cards then we can go out.

Indomie

Member
mandarin
He has a test on next week.

He doesn't want to learn those word.

I printed them on flash cards and wanted him to read out.

"Read these flash cards then we can go out."

I asked him to read the flash cards then we were going to shopping.

Do the sentence sound natural?
 
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    It sounds natural in spoken English. But is is two sentences, not one sentence. That is clearer in written English:

    Read these flash cards. Then we can go out.
    Read these flash cards! Then we can go out.

    One reason it has to be two sentences is that these are different kinds of sentence:

    "Read these flash cards." is a command ("imperative sentence").

    "Then we can go out." is a normal sentence ("declarative sentence").
     
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