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16.7�� When you want to please the parents of a new baby


He's beautiful.�� Listen�� <�He�s beautiful Look how he is smiling.�>

What an adorable baby!�� Listen�� <�He can hold a rattle. What an adorable baby.�>

Oh, isn't she cute!�� Listen�� <�She is laughing! Oh, isn�t she cute!�>

Isn't she the sweetest thing!�� Listen�� <�Listen how she is cooing. Isn�t she the sweetest thing!�>

Oh, isn't he darling!�� Listen�� <�He looks so serious. Oh, isn�t he darling!�>

He has his mother's eyes.�� Listen�� <�He has his mother�s eyes. Those big, blue eyes.�>

She's got her father's nose.�� Listen�� <�She�s got her father�s nose. It�s slightly turned-up.>

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16.8�� When you ask polite questions about a new baby


Whom is he named after?�� Listen�� < � �He is named after his grandfather.�>

How much does she weigh?�� Listen�� < � �At the moment she weighs eight pounds.�>

Has she been sleeping well?�� Listen�� < � �In the beginning she slept all the time, day and night. Then, she began waking up at night.�>

Does he sleep through the night?�� Listen�� < � �I wish he would. Unfortunately, he wakes up at night often.�>

May I hold her?�� Listen�� < � �Yes, please. Try not to wake her up, though.�>

Can I hold him?�� Listen�� < � �Not right now. He is sleeping.�>

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16.9�� When somebody disappeared


He just disappeared.�� Listen�� < � �How could it happen?�>

He vanished.�� Listen�� < � �I don�t quite understand.�>

He disappeared without a trace.�� Listen�� < � �Did you look for him after that?�>

One minute he was there and the next minute he wasn't.�� Listen�� < � �How did it happen?�>

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16.10�� When somebody died


He died.�� Listen�� < �The doctor tried to save his life. Nothing helped. He died.�>

He died on me.�� Listen�� AHe died while in my care.��� <�I drove him to the hospital, but he died on me anyway.�>

He's deceased.�� Listen�� <�Where is your grandfather?� � �He is deceased.�>

He perished.�� Listen�� <�What happened to your grandfather?� � �There was a war. He perished.�>

He passed away.�� Listen�� <�Is your grandfather alive?� � �No. He passed away.�>

He's no longer among us.�� Listen�� <�He was sick for a long time. He�s no longer among us.�>

He's not among the living.�� Listen�� <�He had a long life. Now, he is not among the living.�>

The Lord took him home.�� Listen�� <�He suffered a lot. Then, the Lord took him home.�>

He's gone to meet the maker.�� Listen�� <�Disease took a toll on him. He�s gone to meet the maker.�>

He met his maker.�� Listen�� <�I�m glad he isn�t suffering any more. He met his maker.�>

He's with the maker.�� Listen�� <�He was a good man. Now, he�s with the maker.�>

He's gone to heaven.�� Listen�� <�He was praying he would see the Lord. Now, he�s gone to heaven.�>

He's gone to a better land.�� Listen�� <�He�s gone to a better land. The land that awaits all of us.�>

He's six feet under.�� Listen�� <�He found peace. He�s six feet under.�>

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16.11�� When you express sympathy at a funeral


Please accept my sympathy.�� Listen�� <�I�m sorry about your loss. Please accept my sympathy.�>

You have my sympathy.�� Listen�� <�I was shocked to hear about the death in your family. You have my sympathy.�>

You have my deepest sympathy.�� Listen�� <�It�s a sad, sad day. You have my deepest sympathy.�>

I'm so sorry.�� Listen�� <�My dearest friend. I�m so sorry.�>

I'm very sorry.�� Listen�� <�I never thought we would meet on such an occasion. I�m very sorry.�>

I share your sorrow.�� Listen�� AI grieve with you.��� <�Your father was a very good man. I share your sorrow.�>

I share your pain.�� Listen�� <�It�s a mournful day. I share your pain.�>

My heart goes out to you.�� Listen�� AI condole with you.��� <�I sympathize with you about this tragic loss. My heart goes out to you.�>

You're in my prayers.�� Listen�� <�I�m mourning with you. You�re in my prayers.�>

I'll keep you in my prayers.�� Listen�� <�I feel sorry for your loss. I�ll keep you in my prayers.�>

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