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    Default Persuade

    He persuaded his best friend to go with him last week.
    Without further context, do we know whether this bloke's best friend decided to go with him or not?

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    Default Re: Persuade

    Not a teacher.

    Yes, we do know he went.

    It says he "persuaded" him. That means he did convince him to go.

    If he had been unsuccessful, it would have said "He tried to persuade him."

    Or: "He was unable to persuade him."

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    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: Persuade

    Quote Originally Posted by cubezero3 View Post
    Without further context, do we know whether this bloke's best friend decided to go with him or not?

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    What does "bloke's" mean? I never heard it before.

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    Default Re: Persuade

    'Bloke' is in every dictionary.

    It's an informal word for man, so bloke's means man's.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Persuade

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'Bloke' is in every dictionary.

    It's an informal word for man, so bloke's means man's.

    Rover
    Not in mines

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    Default Re: Persuade

    Quote Originally Posted by wq.denis View Post

    Not in mine.
    Fair enough.

    Try this site:

    OneLook Dictionary Search

    You get free use of dozens of dictionaries.

    Bloke is listed in 29 of them.

    Rover

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