Are these sentences natural? April 11


Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

[color=blue]1. So, I have no escape from it. ( I was talking about an issue I can’t avoid)

  1. I hope you didn’t take my remark to (the) heart, I was just kidding. (

  2. So, what days are you not in the next week?


  1. OK.

  2. The usual expression is “take (something) to heart” (no “the”). Strictly speaking what you have written is a comma splice, but it is not a particularly egregious one.

  3. I would omit “the”.