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Persuading

Posted By Manjusha, Filed in English Speaking

Key words and phrases

After all
Look
Look here
No doubt

  • I think we should let her go on holiday alone. After all, she is sixteen – she is not a child anymore.

Look is more strongly persuasive.

  • You can’t go there tomorrow. Look, the trains aren’t running.

Look here! is an angry exclamation. It means ‘You can’t say/do that!’

  • Look here! What are you doing with my suitcase?

No doubt can be used to persuade people politely to do things.

  • No doubt you will be paying your rent soon?
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