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    Hello all,
    Please check if I use the example of these words correctly.
    Affirm: To confirm plainly.
    For example, after Jake finishes discussion about the career path with his interviewer, he affirms with the interviewer that he is the perfect candidate for the job.
    (I know that using “affirm” seem a little strange, but what words should be used in this sentence instead? Can I use reassure instead? )
    Intrigue: to arouse an interest and curious of.
    The conversation between John and Ryan has got me intrigued because they probably discussed something about me.
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    Amy got up unusually early this morning. It was intriguing because she is probably up to something suspicious.

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    Re: affirm and intrigue

    How about assure?

    The intrigue sentences are OK, but I would change the second:

    Amy got up unusually early this morning, which was intriguing because she is probably up to something suspicious.

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    Re: affirm and intrigue


    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi man View Post
    Hello all,
    Please check if I use the example of these words correctly.
    Affirm: To confirm plainly.
    For example, after Jake finishes discussion about the career path with his interviewer, he affirms with the interviewer that he is the perfect candidate for the job.
    (I know that using “affirm” seem a little strange, but what words should be used in this sentence instead? Can I use reassure instead? )
    Other possibilities: 'asserts', 'claims', 'says'...

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi man View Post
    Intrigue: to arouse an interest and curious of.
    The conversation between John and Ryan has got me intrigued because they probably discussed something about me.
    AND
    Amy got up unusually early this morning. It was intriguing because she is probably up to something suspicious.
    Your examples are fine, but your definition is ungrammatical. What about 'to arouse interest and curiosity in'?

    b

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