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    Default Pity or Not

    1. ___No, I'm afraid he isn't in. This is his secretary speaking.Can I help you?
    ___ ________________

    A) Oh, that's a pity
    B)I should think so

    Which choice is correct and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by betterin View Post
    1. ___No, I'm afraid he isn't in. This is his secretary speaking.Can I help you?
    ___ ________________

    A) Oh, that's a pity
    B)I should think so

    Which choice is correct and why?
    I'm confused. Where is A) or B) suppose to go, before or after the sentences?

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    1. No, I'm afraid he isn't in. This is his secretary speaking.Can I help you?
    ________________

    A) Oh, that's a pity
    B)I should think so

    Which choice is correct and why?

    After the sentences.

    Is choice A acceptable?

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    Choice A
    Secretary: No, I'm afraid he isn't in. This is his secretary speaking. Can I help you?
    Client: Oh, that's a pity that he isn't in right now. <polite>


    Choice B
    Secretary: No, I'm afraid he isn't in. This is his secretary speaking. Can I help you?
    Client: I should think so (i.e., that you are obligated to help me.) After all, you work for the company and I am a client. <impolite>

    All the best.

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    Thanks a lot.

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    You're welcome.

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