Are these sentences natural to a native ear? Sept 25, 2018


#1

Hi,

Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

  1. My apologies for my shortcomings in/for modern technology.

  2. It still has a bit of give.

  3. It feels like a blind person without my tools with me.

Thanks.


#2

My apologies for my shortcomings when it comes to modern technology.


#3

That’s a rather rare expression and I’m sure there are other ways of expressing the same idea.


#4

This is a bit confusing. Can you please give us more context? By the way, it’s great to have you back and sorry for not responding immediately.


#5

‘Shortcomings’ I should say is more about doing something rather than about knowing something. I would suggest - my scant knowledge of.

2 is fine

3 you need to make it clear the speaker is talking abou himself-

It feels like being. …