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23.8�� When you ask a child to be quiet


Let's be quiet.�� Listen�� <�Willy, daddy is working in his study. Let�s be quiet.�>

Sit down and be quiet.�� Listen�� <�Johnny, sit down and be quiet! I am talking on the phone.�>

Not another word!�� Listen�� <�Mommy, I want a piece of candy!� � �Not another word!�>

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23.9�� When you ask a child to stop some activity


Stop it!�� Listen�� <�Bobby, don�t throw rocks at the neighbor�s cat. Bobby, do you hear me? Stop it!�>

Stop that!�� Listen�� <�Molly, what are you doing?� � �I am putting earthworms in our fish tank. Let them live with the fish.� � �Stop that!�>

That's enough of that!�� Listen�� A �Don�t do that anymore!��� <�Stop beating the drum. That�s enough of that!�>

Leave that alone.�� Listen�� A �Don�t make yourself involved with that. Don�t touch that.��� <�Don�t touch the lawn mower. Daddy disassembled it into pieces to replace some part. Leave that alone.�>

Don't touch that.�� Listen�� <�That�s grandmother�s favorite statuette. She�s very attached to her china. Don�t touch that.�>

Put that down.�� Listen�� <�Stop running around with your toy gun and saber. Put that down. You�re making too much noise.�>

Put that away.�� Listen�� <�Your father will be home soon. Please stop playing videogames. Put that away.�>

You don�t know where it�s been.�� Listen�� A �You don�t know in what dirty places the thing you are touching has been.��� <�Don�t put that coin in your mouth. You don�t know where it has been.�>

Keep your hands to yourself.�� Listen�� <�Don�t touch grandma�s china set. Keep your hands to yourself.�>

Keep your hands off your little sister.�� Listen�� <�Keep your hands off your little sister. Don�t you see she is almost crying?�>

Stop pestering your little sister.�� Listen�� <�Stop pestering your little sister. She doesn�t want to play with your pet frog.�>

Stop teasing your little brother.�� Listen�� <�Stop teasing your little brother. Let him play with this toy. Don�t take it away from him.�>

Leave him alone.�� Listen�� <�Stop bothering your little brother. Leave him alone.�>

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23.10�� When a child is misbehaving


Why can't you behave?�� Listen�� <�Bobby, look at your scratched knees and dirty clothes! Why can�t you behave?�>

When will you learn?�� Listen�� A �When will you learn to behave and obey?��� <�Oh, Chris, you broke grandmother�s favorite statuette! When will you learn?�>

How many times have I told you to stop that?�� Listen�� <�Don�t play videogames all the time. How many times have I told you to stop that?�>

How many times do I have to tell you?�� Listen�� A �How often do I need to repeat my instructions to you?��� <�Bobby, do your homework! How many times do I have to tell you?�>

Don�t make me say it again!�� Listen�� A �I have told you to behave already, and if you make me tell you that again, I will get mad.��� <�I told you to wash your hands. Don�t make me say it again!�>

Don�t make me tell you again!�� Listen�� <�No, Johnny, you�re not getting a new bike. Don�t make me tell you again.�>

If I�ve told you once, I�ve told you a thousand times.�� Listen�� <�Billy, don�t scare the puppy! If I�ve told you once, I�ve told you a thousand times.�>

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23.11�� When you make sure that a child is Listening to you


Listen to me when I'm talking to you.�� Listen�� <�Young man, you can�t take other children�s toys. Listen to me when I am talking to you.�>

Did you hear me?�� Listen�� <�I told you to get out of the water. Did you hear me? Here�s your towel.�>

Do you hear me?�� Listen�� <�Wash your hands. Dinner is almost ready. Do you hear me?�>

Do you understand?�� Listen�� <�You can�t pull the cat by the tail. Do you understand?�>

Is that clear?�� Listen�� AIs the meaning of my order clear to you? Do you clearly understand me?��� <�Billy, pick up your toys and say good-bye to your friends. It�s time to go home. Is that clear?�>

Have I made myself clear?�� Listen�� AHave I made the meaning of my order clear to you?��� <�You�re going to sit right there and finish your homework. Have I made myself clear?�>

Do I make myself perfectly clear?�� Listen�� <�Turn this silly TV program off and go to bed. Do I make myself perfectly clear?�>

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23.12�� When you don�t keep a child from going away any more


You can go.�� Listen�� (used with can or may)�� <�Are you finished?� � �Yes, mother.� � �You can go now.�>

You may leave.�� Listen�� (used with can or may)�� <�Have you done your homework?� � �Almost. I�ll complete it tonight.� � �You may leave.�>

You�re excused.�� Listen�� <�May I leave the classroom?� � �You are excused.�>

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23.13�� When you send a child to bed


Go to bed!�� Listen�� <�It�s ten o�clock. Go to bed.�>

It's time to go to bed!�� Listen�� <�Look at the clock. It�s time to go to bed.�>

Off to bed now!�� Listen�� <�It�s late at night. All little girls are asleep already. Off to bed now!�>

It's bedtime.�� Listen�� <�Wrap up whatever you�re doing now. It�s bedtime.�>

It's past your bedtime.�� Listen�� <�What do I see? You�re not in bed yet? It�s past your bedtime.�>

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23.14�� When a child resembles a parent


She resembles her mother.�� Listen�� <The girl�s figure is very slender. She resembles her mother.�>

She looks just like her mother.�� Listen�� <�Look at Betty. The resemblance is striking. She looks just like her mother.�>

She looks just like her mother did at her age.�� Listen�� <�Compare these two photographs. The mother is in the old black-and-white picture. The woman in the new color picture is the daughter. She looks just like her mother did at her age.�>

She's the picture of her mother.�� Listen�� <�When I saw the daughter, I thought I went twenty years back into time. She is the picture of her mother.>

She's got her mother's nose.�� Listen�� <�Mary�s face is very delicate. She has got her mother�s nose.�>

He's got his father's features.�� Listen�� <�Bob looks very masculine. He has got his father�s features.�>

He's the spitting image of his father.�� Listen�� AHe looks just like his father.��� <�Your nephew has the round face and curly auburn hair like your brother does. He�s the spitting image of his father.�>

He's the spit and image of his father.�� Listen�� <�John is a young man now. He is the spit and image of his father.�>

He's a chip off the old block.�� Listen�� A �He is a particle of the old thing. He resembles his father.��� <�As time goes by, Bill looks more and more like his father. He is a chip off the old block.�>

He's a real mama's boy.�� Listen�� <�Little Jimmy and his mother both like to eat watermelon in summer. He�s a real mama�s boy.�>

She's a real daddy's girl.�� Listen�� <�Laurie was six when her father took her to the lake. Since that time both of them enjoy fishing for carp. She�s a real daddy�s girl.�>

She's daddy's little girl.�� Listen�� <�Elizabeth has got adorable freckles on her face. She inherited her complexion from her father.� � �Yes, I know. She�s daddy�s little girl.�>

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