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    Is it phatic?

    Can we say this phrase is phatic?

    Let yourself be entralled by........!

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    Re: Is it phatic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fame View Post
    Can we say this phrase is phatic?

    Let yourself be entralled by........!
    I'd say not. It's not a complete utterance. It sounds like the first half of an introduction to some form of entertainment. As such, it has a purpose other than simply to establish contact or solidarity. It's purposeful.

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