Sounds a bit of a?

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Hello everyone.

I'm not a native speaker. Could I say "What he proposes sounds a bit of a risk" as I probably can "What he proposes sounds a bit risky" or is it unnatural, or outright incorrect?
Thank you very much.
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    AE (US English)
    In the US both are acceptable, but most people would add "like" to the first sentence, saying "sounds like" instead of "sounds":

    What he proposes sounds like a bit of a risk.
    What he proposes sounds a bit risky.


    Mód ar líne
    English (Ireland)
    I think I'd naturally add a like in there after sounds too Doji.
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