Is this sentence sound natural?

Members help members on grammar, vocab, pronunciation...

Moderator: EC

Post Reply
User avatar
vitaly
Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri May 20, 2022 6:43 am
Status: Learner of English
Location: Chuvash respublic

Is this sentence sound natural?

Post by vitaly »

On 23 August 1346, King Edward was forced to risk his life and the fate of his army by taking an unequal battle with twice the French army
User avatar
Joe
Admin/Teacher
Admin/Teacher
Posts: 1700
Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2003 6:56 am
Status: Teacher of English
Location: England

Re: Is this sentence sound natural?

Post by Joe »

vitaly wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 6:47 am On 23 August 1346, King Edward was forced to risk his life and the fate of his army by taking an unequal battle with twice the French army
First point your question should be:
Does this sentence sound natural?

Second point it sounds natural up until “the fate of his army”. After that point the meaning is not clear

Do you mean that the French army was twice the size of his army?
"We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood :-| " — Dylan Thomas, Under Milk Wood

eBooks: English Prepositions List | Essential Business Words | Learn English in Seven
User avatar
vitaly
Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri May 20, 2022 6:43 am
Status: Learner of English
Location: Chuvash respublic

Re: Is this sentence sound natural?

Post by vitaly »

Yes I mean the French army was twise the size of his army
User avatar
Joe
Admin/Teacher
Admin/Teacher
Posts: 1700
Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2003 6:56 am
Status: Teacher of English
Location: England

Re: Is this sentence sound natural?

Post by Joe »

vitaly wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 7:22 am Yes I mean the French army was twise the size of his army
On 23 August 1346, King Edward was forced to risk his life and the fate of his army by joining battle with the French army twice the size of his.

Above is not very elegant but at least it’s understandable :))
"We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood :-| " — Dylan Thomas, Under Milk Wood

eBooks: English Prepositions List | Essential Business Words | Learn English in Seven
Post Reply