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    You have my word

    Dear teachers,

    Does the phrase “You have my word” mean “ You make a promise to the person you talk to”? Or any other meanings?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: You have my word

    It may be a promise to the listener, or an assesment that what the speaker is saying is true.

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    Re: You have my word

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRay View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Does the phrase “You have my word” mean “ You make a promise to the person you talk to”? Or any other meanings?

    Thanks in advance
    There is a saying -

    An Englishman's word is his bond.

    This means if he says he'll do something, he'll do it even if there's nothing in writing to confirm the promise was made.

    If you give someone your word, it's as good as a written contract. You're saying you'll do what you promised, no matter what.

    Buggles(not a teacher)

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