[Grammar] Appeal to

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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?

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

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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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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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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.
 
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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.
 

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