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Customer: This is a nice dress.

Please tell me what is right #a or #b?
a. Salesman: Just try it on for yourself.
b. Salseman: Just try it on yourself.
 

Tarheel

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Either is possible.
 

GoesStation

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They are both a bit abrupt. A polite salesman would say ​Feel free to try it on.
 

Barb_D

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Customer: This is a nice dress.

Please tell me what is right #a or #b?
a. Salesman: This is super comfortable and fits anyone. Just try it on for yourself and you'll see what I mean. - Clothing for you.
b. Salesman: This lotion is really soothing. Just try it on yourself. - Something you apply, something you put on, tested on you.
b2. Salesman: Hmm. Is she close to your size? Oh, she's just a little smaller? How about you just try it on yourself and see how it fits. If it's just a tiny bit snug, it's probably right for her, don't you think? And if it's loose on you, it will be too big for her. - Clothing for someone else, not you.
See above
 
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