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    How to understand this sentence?

    Hi,

    Can you tell me your interpretation of this sentence?


    She speaks with complaisance.


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: How to understand this sentence?

    Not a teacher

    Well, It means she speaks by accepting what others are saying. You can also say she speaks in an amiable way.

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    Re: How to understand this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    Can you tell me your interpretation of this sentence?


    She speaks with complaisance.


    Thanks a lot
    When she speaks, she tries to please people.

    Beware of the difference between "complaisance" (which is not commonly used in English) and "complacent/complacency" which is common.
    Dictionary.com

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    Re: How to understand this sentence?

    Raymott's interpretation is correct (of course). I would add that the sentence sounds very unatural to me.

    'She speaks in an amiable way' has a different meaning.
    Last edited by 5jj; 09-Jan-2011 at 21:16. Reason: typo

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    Re: How to understand this sentence?

    Thanks you all a lot, I am gonna strike the sentence out.

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