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    speech act?

    hello i wonder if someone can help me. i have the following sentence and i'm wondering if it contains a speech act?

    "Although sometimes I suppose voluntary work we would recommend as more of a stepping stone to paid work".

    eg is it performing the act of recommending?

    thanks very much.

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    Re: speech act?

    Yes it seems the speaker is recommending volutary work. But he might be also defending the need for voluntary work because I can understand that someone else had suggested that voluntary work is a "stepping stone to paid work".

    So, the writer is more or less Defending his idea about voluntary work, or Counter-arguing anotherone's idea that voluntary work is a stepping stone to paid work.


    Please note that my account above is somehow a guess. I am not that sure.

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