2012-01-23

Expressions

Greeting
- Good morning.
- Morning
- Long time no see.
- Good to see you again
- Hi

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Leave Taking
- Goodbye!
- Goodnight.
- Bye!
- Cheerio!
- I'll be seeing you!
- Take care. Bye!
- I'll look forward to seeing you soon. Goodbye!
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Accepting Invitation
- Thank you. I'd like to (very much)
- I would, very much (Thank you)
- That would be very nice.
- With pleasure.
- You're on.
- All right!
- Great!
- Lovely!
- I'd love to.
- We'd very much like to ...
- That would give us the greatest pleasure.
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Accepting Offering
- Thank you.
- Yes, please.
- I'd like ...very much, please.
- That would be very nice.
- Ooh, please.
- Lovely.
- You bet!
- That'd be delightful.
- Thank you so much.
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Accepting Appointment

- That would nice.
- All right. I'll see you, then.
- Okay.
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Cancelling Appointment
- Sorry. We have to cancell our appointment because ...
- I'm sorry to tell you that we have to cancell our appointment due to ...
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Expressing pleasure
- I'm very pleased with ...
- (Oh) how marvellous.
- I'm very pleased.
- Great!
- Fantastic!
- I'm delighted to hear that.
- It gives me a great pleasure to hear ...
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Showing Attention
- Really?
- I see.
- Oh, yes.
- How interesting!
- I know what you mean.
- Does it?
- Tell me more.
- Indeed?
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Showing Symphaty

- I'm very sorry to hear ...
- Oh dear, I'm awfully sorry about ...
- That is a pity.
- Oh, no!
- Oh, dear.
- Oh, what a shame!
- I know how it feels.
- I am deeply sorry to hear that.
- What a terrible situation for you.
- You have my deepest sympathy at this difficult time.
- Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
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Giving Instruction

- ..., please.
- Will you ...?
- Would you ….please?
- I'd like you to … (please)
- Would you be so kind as to …
- Would you mind …, (please).
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Thanking
Thank you very much.
I appreciate.
Many thanks for …
That is really nice of you.
Thanks a million.
Cheers.
I'm really grateful to you
I should like to say how deeply grateful I am.
I should like to express my gratitude.
I should like to express my appreciation.
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Response

You're welcome.
Don't mention it.
My pleasure.
Pleasure is all mine.
That's okay.
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Complimenting:

What a charming dress!
It suits you.
You look very nice.
I like your dress.
It's nice.
Perfect!
Good job!
I really must express my admiration for …
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Congratulating:

Congratulations.
Well-done!
It was great to hear …
I must congratulate you on …
Allow me to offer my warmest congratulations on …
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Showing Surprise
That's very surprising.
Really?
Is she?
Good heavens!
My goodness!
You're kidding.
I find that very surprising.
I must say it surprises me.
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Disbelieving
I don't believe it.
It's beyond my mind.
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Inviting

Would you like to?
I'd very much like you to …
Would you care to …?
What about …?
Like to …?
We should be very pleased if you could …
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Accepting invitation
Thank you. I'd like to very much.
That would be very nice.
That sounds a nice idea.
With pleasure.
I'd love to.
OK.
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Giving opinion.
I think ...
As I see it, ...
In my view/opinion, ...
Personally, I believe ...
It seems to me ...
Well, I must say ...
I'd just like to say ...
From my point of view, ...
As far as I'm concerned, ...
Well, to my mind, ...
The way I see it, ...
I reckon, ...
What I reckon is ...
I'd say ...
I'm convinced that ...
I'm of the opinion ...
I hold the view ...
My own view of the matter is ...
Personally, I consider ...
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Asking for opinion.
What do you think about/of ...?
What do you feel about ...
What are your views ...
What's your opinion of ...?
What's your opinion?
What do you reckon to ..?
How do you feel about ...?
How do you see ...?
...., do you?
Have you got any comment ...?
What is your reaction to ...?
Could I know your reaction to ...?
Do you have any particular views on ...?
Do you have any opinion on ...?
I'd be glad to have your opinion on ...?
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Showing satisfaction
Great!/Perfect
It's really satisfactory
I'm very satisfied with ...
I really enjoy ...
It gives me great satisfaction.
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Showing Dissatisfaction
I think ...is really unpleasant.
I can't work up any enthusiasm for ...
I can't stand ...
...is rubbish.
Oh, how awful!
I'm fed up with ...
To be quite frank, I find ... rather tedious.
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Giving an advice
I think you should ...
I think you ought to ...
You'd better ...
If I were you, I'd...
It might be an idea to ...
The way I see it, you should ...
Well, my advice would be to sell ...
If you follow my advice, you'll ...
If I were in your position, I would ...
You would be well advised to ...
My reaction would be ...
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Warning
Look out!
Be careful!
Watch out!
Mind you don't ...
Make sure you don't ...
Be ready for ...
Be careful of ...
I would be extremely careful of ... if I were you.
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Accepting a request
Would you come to my house?
Certainly
( Yes) of course
Sure
OK
I should be delighted.
By all means.
I see no objection whatsoever.
I'm quite willing ...
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Expressing relief
Oh, that's a relief.
Thank goodness for ...
Thank heavens!
That's a weight off my mind.
That's a great relief.
I'm very relieved to hear ...
I'm glad to hear about ...
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Expressing pain
It's painful.
It's burning.
There's a slight pain on ...
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Expressing pleasure
I'm very pleased with ...
Oh, how marvellous!
I'm very delighted.
Great!
Smashing!
It gives me a great pleasure.
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Expressing one's stance on something
I assume ...
I believe ...
It's my expectation that ...
I've been told ...
I heard ...
I gather ...
I am fully aware ...
My understanding is ...
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Expressing love
Don't forget to take your medicine, dear!
Honey, how was your test?
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Expressing sorrow
I'm very sorry to hear ...
Oh, dear, I'm sorry to hear that.
That's a pity.
How upsetting.
Oh, that's awful.
Hard luck.
I am deeply sorry to hear that.
You have my sincere condolences at this time of bereavement.
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Expressing shame
I'm ashamed to do that.
How shameful.
I can't do that. I'm really shy.
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Expressing anger
I'm very annoyed.
What a nuisance.
Oh bother!
...isn't vey pleasant.
I really hate ...
...makes me mad.
...makes my blood boil.
Why on earth didn't he ...?
I can't stand ...
I'm fed up with ...
This is extremely irritating.
I can't say I'm at all pleased by ...
I find ...most objectionable.
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Expressing upset
I'm disappointed.
What a dissapointment.
That's too bad.
I have to say I'm very disaapointed.
I must say I had hoped for ...
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Persuading
Won't you ...., please?
Why don't you ...?
I really think you'd do well to ...
Are you really sure you can't ...?
Oh, come on John!
Just for me!
I really think it would be a pity if we didn't ...
Can't I persuade you ...?
Are you quite sure you won't reconsider...?
Are you quite sure you've take everything into account?
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Encouraging/Motivating
Well done!
You're doing fine!
You're doing very well.
That's fine.
I wish I could do as well.
That's better than I could do.
Don't worry, I'm sure you'll do better this time.
Come on!
You can do it!
Keep it up!
Nearly there!
Great!
You have our whole-hearted support.
We feel you should go ahead.
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Criticizing
This is unsatisfactory.
I'm sorry to say this, but ...
Something must be done about ...
Would you mind not ...
Would you please not ...
You can't possibly do that.
You're always ...
I wish you wouldn't ...
I'm not at satisfied with ...
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Expressing Expectation
I hope ...
Hopefully, ....
I'm expecting ...
It's going to ...
It's my expectation that ...
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Preventing
But don't you think ...?
Do you really think ...?
Isn't it possible that ...?
Surely not, I mean ...
Well, think of it this way, ...
But seen from another angle, one might say ...
I wonder if you have taken everything into consideration. For instance, ...
I wonder if that view is justified in the light of ...
I respect your opinion, of course. However, ...
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Regretting
I mustn't ...
I shouldn't ...
I'd better not ...
I'm obliged not to ...
I have an obligation not to ...
I feel it is my duty not to ...
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Expressing plan, purpose, intention
I'm going to ...
I'm planning to ...
I'll make an effort to ...
I'm thinking of ...
I reckon I'll ...
I have every intention of ...
I fully intend to ...
It is my intention to ...
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Asking plan, purpose, intention
What are you going to do?
Any plan to ...?
Are you thinking of ...?
Do you have any intention of ...?
Is it your intention to ...?
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Predicting
...will/may/might ....
It's quite possible ...
Maybe/Perhaps/Probably ...
It looks/seems ...
It is likely ...
I think there is every possibility ...
It's reasonable to believe ...
It's more than likely ...
I predict ....
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Speculating
If ...
Suppose ...
Just imagine ...
If only ...
Let us suppose ...
If I may speculate for a moment, ...
Speculating for a moment, ...
Let us take a hypothetical case ...
On the assumption that ...
On condition that ...
Provided that ...
Given that ...
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Evaluating
I think ...
As I see it, ...
In my view, ...
I believe ...
It seems to me ...
I'd just like to say ...
From my point of view, ...
As far as I am concerned, ...
To my mind, ...
I'm convinced that ...
It's my feeling ...
I consider ...
To be honest, ...

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