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bihunsedap
Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:03:47 PM

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My son, "Grandma, get in the car."
I, "She's not going. Grandma stays at home."

Does it sound natural?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:53:38 AM

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Hi bihunsedap.

Well . . . I hate to say this (again) but it depends on the context.

This sounds like an argument between two kidnappers about what to do with the victim.

So, no, it's not natural.

I would expect something more like:
(My son) "We're ready to go - do you want to get in the car, Grandma?"
(Grandma) "I'm not going."
(I)"Your Grandma's decided to stay home and look after the cats."

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
bihunsedap
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 2:09:26 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Hi bihunsedap.

Well . . . I hate to say this (again) but it depends on the context.

This sounds like an argument between two kidnappers about what to do with the victim.

So, no, it's not natural.

I would expect something more like:
(My son) "We're ready to go - do you want to get in the car, Grandma?"
(Grandma) "I'm not going."
(I)"Your Grandma's decided to stay home and look after the cats."


Thanks.
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