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16 Everyday Conversational Expressions Particular Occasions p.2

 

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* 16 Particular Occasions (p.2 of 3)

 

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

 

He's beautiful. Listen <Hes 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, isnt she cute!>

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

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

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

She's got her father's nose. Listen <Shes got her fathers nose. Its 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 dont 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 A He 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. Hes 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. Hes gone to meet the maker.>

He met his maker. Listen <Im glad he isnt suffering any more. He met his maker.>

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

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

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

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

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16.11 When you express sympathy at a funeral

 

Please accept my sympathy. Listen <Im 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 <Its a sad, sad day. You have my deepest sympathy.>

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

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

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

I share your pain. Listen <Its a mournful day. I share your pain.>

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

You're in my prayers. Listen <Im mourning with you. Youre in my prayers.>

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

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