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    Question well

    customer: i am looking for moped.

    salesman: well sir ,you are welcome ,there are many items.

    in the above sentence what is meaning of "well sir"

    please tell me sir......................

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    Re: well

    Quote Originally Posted by ramaraj View Post
    customer: I am looking for a moped.

    Salesman: Well sir, you are welcome.There are many itemsWe have many to choose from..

    In the above sentence, what is the meaning of "well sir"?

    Please tell me sirexplain......................
    It is simply an introductory term that usually follows with an explanatory statement.

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    Re: well

    thank you for your kindly response sir

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    #4

    Re: well

    Ramaraj, please remember that in written English, every sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark (full stop, question mark, exclamation mark).

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    Re: well

    [QUOTE=ramaraj;835853]

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) The 40th president of the United States of America, the Honorable Ronald Wilson

    Reagan, often began his answers with "Well, ..."

    (a) It gave him time to think about the matter before saying more.

    (i) Journalist: Mr. President, what is your favorite ice cream flavor?

    The President: Well [he has time to think of a good answer. If he says

    strawberry is his favorite flavor, maybe the people who prefer vanilla will be

    angry. So he has to be very careful not to anger anyone. He wants their votes],

    I think all flavors are equally good. Next question, please.

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    Re: well

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    Lady [Margaret} Thatcher, the former leader of the United Kingdom, was

    speaking with a little girl: "Well, what do you want to be, dear, when you've grown

    up?"

    The little girl replied, "I want to be like you. I want to be prime minister."


    Source: Newsweek, December 26, 2011.

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    Re: well

    Hello,

    Could ''So'' be an equal to''Well''? As they are usually used at the begining of sentences in speaking English.

    Thank you.

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    Re: well

    No, "well" is just a word that let's people pause.
    "So" has more forward action associated with it.
    So let's get going!
    So, what do you want to do now?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: well

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    ''So''

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    (1) Here is the story of one of the most famous sentences that begin with "so."

    (2) You know that our Civil War was from 1861 - 1865.

    (3) Before the Civil War, a woman named Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote a

    book called Uncle Tom's Cabin. Her book described how terrible slavery was

    in the southern part of the United States. Some people think her book helped

    influence some people to support the war between the South and the North.

    (4) Well, one day during the terrible war (in which 600,000 young men died!),

    Ms. Stowe visited the White House. When President Abraham Lincoln saw her,

    he said:

    " So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war."

    P.S. There is only one problem. Today most historians say that President

    Lincoln probably never said those words. But it is a nice story, and people

    like to repeat it. (Probably many things in history books are not true.)

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    Re: well

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No, "well" is just a word that let's people pause.
    "So" has more forward action associated with it.
    So let's get going!
    So, what do you want to do now?
    Thank you so much for making the difference between the two adverbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by symaa View Post

    ''So''

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) Here is the story of one of the most famous sentences that begin with "so."

    (2) You know that our Civil War was from 1861 - 1865.

    (3) Before the Civil War, a woman named Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote a

    book called Uncle Tom's Cabin. Her book described how terrible slavery was

    in the southern part of the United States. Some people think her book helped

    influence some people to support the war between the South and the North.

    (4) Well, one day during the terrible war (in which 600,000 young men died!),

    Ms. Stowe visited the White House. When President Abraham Lincoln saw her,

    he said:

    " So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war."

    P.S. There is only one problem. Today most historians say that President

    Lincoln probably never said those words. But it is a nice story, and people

    like to repeat it. (Probably many things in history books are not true.Yes, I totally agree, there are many issues in historiography

    Thank you so much for your worthy information as usual. Indeed, this book or the story of uncle Tom/Sam is very famous.(Some of the Arabic version of that book are entitled Uncle Sam's Cabin).

    Thank you again
    Kind regards,

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