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Please check my sentence if it sounds ok and understandable.

 
 
imsak
 
Reply Mon 28 Apr, 2014 07:41 am
These foods, I think, will last me at least a week or two.
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fresco
 
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Reply Mon 28 Apr, 2014 09:20 am
@imsak,
This food, I think, will last me for at least a week or two.

....would sound better to a native speaker.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 28 Apr, 2014 02:56 pm
@imsak,
Im, I'd have omitted the "at least" as it seems somehow implied
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 28 Apr, 2014 04:07 pm
@imsak,
Also Im, we often write "…will I think…" tho our collo includes "I think these…"
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imsak
 
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Reply Mon 28 Apr, 2014 05:51 pm
@imsak,
Thank you.

BY the way, can you please check me a couple more sentences?

- I have ability to last up to 5 minutes under water.

- I can outlast 5 minutes under water.

- I can last at least for 5 minutes under water.

How do my sentences above sound to the native English speaker?
fresco
 
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Reply Mon 28 Apr, 2014 11:20 pm
@imsak,
None of your sentences sound "native". Try...

I have the ability to stay* under water for at least five minutes.

* alternatives remain/hold my breath but NOT "last".
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2014 01:05 pm
@imsak,
- I have (an or the) ability to last (survive) up to 5 minutes under water (submerged)

Or, I can last...

- I can outlast 5 minutes under water. Not collo

- I can last at least for (for at least) 5 minutes under water


Also agree w Fres above
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