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    snade17 is offline Member
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    Smile say in other words

    Hi dear experts,
    Could explain or say in other words the underlined phrases in the following two mini dialogues:

    David: Hi, Mary. You look great!
    Mary: Oh, do I? Thank you.

    A: My wife is in Cyprus on business.
    B: Oh, is she? What is her job?

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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: say in other words

    The questions have a social function; they show you have understand and are interested in the topic, leading on to the next part, gratitude for the compliment in the first and a request for more information in the second.

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    Smile Re: say in other words

    Thank you very much, Tdol. This was of great help to me!

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