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Please, can anyone tell me if my sentence is usable and sounds ok?

 
 
imsak
 
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Reply Sat 8 Feb, 2014 03:14 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Thak you, Om.

And can i say this: 'A coin that was on the floor almost escaped my eyes.', Does this sound ok and mean the same as 'I almost not noticed a coin that was on the floor'?
imsak
 
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Reply Sat 8 Feb, 2014 03:19 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Thank you.

And can i say this: 'A coin that was on the floor almost escaped my eyes.', Does this sound ok and mean the same as 'I almost not noticed a coin that was on the floor'?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 8 Feb, 2014 09:22 am
@imsak,
imsak wrote:
Thank you.

And can i say this: 'A coin that was on the floor almost escaped my eyes.',
Yes. When referring to yourself,
do not fail to CAPITALIZE the I.


imsak wrote:
Does this sound ok and mean the same as
'I almost not noticed a coin that was on the floor'?
That 's bad grammar.
Try: I almost failed to notice a coin that was on the floor.
or
I almost failed to see a coin on the floor.
imsak
 
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Reply Sat 8 Feb, 2014 09:57 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Many Thanks.
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JTT
 
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Reply Sat 8 Feb, 2014 10:08 am
@imsak,
And can i say this: 'A coin that was on the floor almost escaped my eyes.', Does this sound ok and mean the same as 'I almost not noticed a coin that was on the floor'?
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You can say either and both are fully grammatical, Imsak. If you are the beginner you say you are don't worry about nuance at this time. Focus on the fundamentals.

Do not trust anything Om says regarding grammar for he knows nothing at all about grammar.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 8 Feb, 2014 01:20 pm
@JTT,
Yea JTT I too am continually amazed at the dedication and tenacity of the typical esl, far beyond application of the typical American for instance
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 8 Feb, 2014 01:25 pm
@imsak,
Quote:
And can i say this: 'A coin that was on the floor almost escaped my eyes.',
You can omit "that was" and possibly even "my eyes" depending on the context

Quote:
Does this sound ok and mean the same as 'I almost not noticed a coin that was on the floor'?
I would've writ "I almost didn't notice a (or that) coin on the floor"
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