Are these sentences natural? Nov 11


Are these sentences natural to a native ear?

[color=blue]1. In the past you have provided me $14 as that figure.

  1. How does that compare with your expecatations for this point?

  2. Just on the first glance, it was not good news.


1 doesn’t sound right. Possibly, ‘In the past you have quoted a figure of $14 for that.’

The others are okay but I would omit the article from number 3.