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    Ju is offline Senior Member
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    'come off as sounding forced'

    "Offering a compliment just because another person paid you a compliment can come off as sounding forced and not genuine."

    What does it mean of 'come off as sounding forced ?"

    Thanks / ju

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    svartnik is offline Banned
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    Re: 'come off as sounding forced'

    to come off means to give the impression that something is the case.

    come off as sounding forced -- it may sound as if you pay a compliment back because you want to comply with accepted standards of social interactions and not because it comes from your heart.

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