Sequence Options to Sound Natural



When you are giving a list of options for others to choose from or explaining options to people, try to sequence the options so you sound natural.

An example of this could be transport options.

You can get the train, the bus or walk to my house.

This is OK but you can show that while walking might not be popular it is possible.

You can get the train, the bus or even walk to my house.

You might also make it clear by adding some numbers.

You can get the train, which takes five minutes, sit on the bus for ten minutes or even walk for about quarter of an hour to get to my house.

It would also be possible to sequence the options backwards.

You can walk for quarter of an hour, sit on the bus for ten minutes or take the train and that only takes five minutes.