Idiomatic English 3 - Lesson 19

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May 4, 2012 08:07
Lesson 19 - Exercise 10

Please tell me if anything sounds odd.

1- Some Indians were sun worshipers.
2- You must make children say their prayers before going to bed.
3- My back itches.
4- We've been invited to a baptism. Have you?
5- It seems like you've lost weight.
6- Do you know whose watch this is?
7- You'd better not leave your bicycle outside.
8- How can you tell your socks from his?
9- Do you think this dark dress is okay for the wedding?
10- I feel sorry for people who need to go on a diet all the time.

I'm particularly interested in the seventh sentence because one book I have says that the negative modal "had better not" is a strong prohibition and second one says it's not and it is like a warning or even a suggestion. What do you think?

Thanks for reading!