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    Default persuasive vs convincing

    "You're quite convincing."

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    "You're quite persuasive."

    Which one would you use in the talks?

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    Default Re: persuasive vs convincing

    They could both be used.

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    Default Re: persuasive vs convincing

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "You're quite convincing."

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    "You're quite persuasive."

    Which one would you use in the talks?

    Both are fine.

    In my opinion, "You're quite convincing" means "I believe you and you make points that leave no doubt."

    "You're quite persuasive!" means "You make me think and reevaluate my position. After listening to you, I am leaning in your direction. I am changing my mind compared to before I heard you."

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    Default Re: persuasive vs convincing

    It might be worth thinking about using something like 'Your argument is persuasive' (or presentation, etc). It depends on the person you're talking to, but it could sound as if you mean 'You are persuasive but...'

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