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    Help: "be warned"

    Yesterday, I watched a English Program and the host said that "attention" is not very commonly used instead of "be warned".

    “Now, be warned”
    “Now, everybody attention"

    which is common?

    And what does "as welcomed as a storm" mean? Does it mean "unproper"?

    Thanks so much

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    Re: Help: "be warned"

    I'm going to take a stab at your first question. If you think my reply is taking away the teachers' attention, you can just bump up the thread by writing a reply with any word.

    'Be warned' and 'attention' are different.

    "Now everybody, attention!" = "Can I have everyone's attention, please?"
    You'd use this before you speak to a group of people. You want them to stop whatever they are doing and pay attention to you. It's also a military posture.

    "Now, be warned."
    Be warned of upcoming something; danger, surprise or what have you.
    I may use it in this format: "Now, be warned. You chose a field many people virtually die trying."

    Oh and this is just my wild guess, but 'attention' in French probably means 'warning' in English.

    I'll leave the second question to the teachers in this forum. Please feel free to add on to, correct or bash my post. No input will go unappreciated.
    Last edited by HaraKiriBlade; 11-Aug-2005 at 16:50.

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    Re: Help: "be warned"

    O.K. Thanks!

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