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Atatürk
Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:00:46 AM
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I go for a walk in the afternoons to refresh.

Correct?

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towan52
Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:21:07 AM

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It's not wrong or ungrammatical, but it's not a natural thing to say.
This might be more usual:
I go for a walk in the afternoons to get some fresh air.

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FounDit
Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2018 12:10:21 PM

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towan52 wrote:
It's not wrong or ungrammatical, but it's not a natural thing to say.
This might be more usual:
I go for a walk in the afternoons to get some fresh air.


True, but saying, "I go for a walk in the afternoons to refresh myself" would sound natural, I think. Adding that one word makes a big difference.


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