He likes to talk while he eating.

"Don't talk with your mouth full."

"Don't talk. Your mouth is full."

Does the second sentence sound natural to a native speaker?

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    Nope. Our moms always told us "Don't talk with your mouth full!"
    – Robusto
    Commented Oct 24, 2017 at 1:11
  • Don't talk when you are eating. Commented Oct 24, 2017 at 6:05

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Well, the second sentence has no grammatical errors, yet, it's not the common way to say it. The everyday phrase is:

  • Don't talk with your mouth full.

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