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    Appeal to

    Hi everyone!

    Would you please explain me tonality of the phrase "it appeals to me"!
    Is it the same as "I like it"? What situation the phrase can be used in?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Appeal to

    Quote Originally Posted by Dmitry A. Kovalsiy View Post
    Hi everyone!

    Would you please explain to me the tonality of the phrase "it appeals to me"!
    Is it the same as "I like it"? What situation can the phrase be used in?
    Those two phrases can mean the same thing. I think "I like it" is more common though.

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    Re: Appeal to

    Quote Originally Posted by Dmitry A. Kovalsiy View Post
    Hi everyone!

    Would you please explain me tonality of the phrase "it appeals to me"!
    Is it the same as "I like it"? What situation the phrase can be used in?

    Thank you!
    Personally, I would think that "it appeals to me" would indicate that the person definitely finds "it" interesting enough to, perhaps, look further into whatever "it" is in order to determine the outcome of whether or not to actually like it. That's just my take on it....

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    Re: Appeal to

    ladyinthemists, please read this extract from the forum's Posting Guidelines:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post. Please note, all posts are moderated by our in-house language experts, so make sure your suggestions, help, and advice provide the kind of information an international language teacher would offer. If not, and your posts do not contribute to the topic in a positive way, they will be subject to deletion.

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    Re: Appeal to

    Quote Originally Posted by ladyinthemists View Post
    Personally, I would think that "it appeals to me" would indicate that the person definitely finds "it" interesting enough to, perhaps, look further into whatever "it" is in order to determine the outcome of whether or not to actually like it. That's just my take on it....
    One use of the phrase is for something you feel positively about but don't know much about, but it is not the only one for me.

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    Re: Appeal to

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    ladyinthemists, please read this extract from the forum's Posting Guidelines:
    My apologies, Rover_KE. I am still considered a "newbie" here as I don't often visit this site unless I have a question. Just a suggestion....it might be helpful to allow signatures so that "I am not a teacher" might become a valid signature. Thanks.

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    Re: Appeal to

    Quote Originally Posted by ladyinthemists View Post
    Just a suggestion....it might be helpful to allow signatures so that "I am not a teacher" might become a valid signature.
    As it happens, with this post your account crossed the ten-post threshold that enables the signature feature. You can now add one in your profile.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Appeal to

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    As it happens, with this post your account crossed the ten-post threshold that enables the signature feature. You can now add one in your profile.
    Thanks, GoesStation, I have now added a signature.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Appeal to

    ... and the colour is a perfect match for your hat.

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