Are these sentences natural? May 4


Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

[color=blue]1. I bet that, he promised that before the current schedule was announced.

  1. That sounds so cliché.

  2. I think you would be more interested in the commercial overview section of the report.


#1 would be OK in conversation, but written down it does not need a comma, and, also, the repetition of “that” looks slightly awkward, so I would delete the first one.

#2 should be "That sounds so “clichéd” (“cliché” is a noun).

#3 is OK.