TALK (2): meaning and examples
Good morning. Yesterday we looked at the basic meaning of the verb talk (to have a conversation). Today we are going to look at how this meaning changes when we combine talk with other words. TO TALK SOMEONE INTO DOING SOMETHING Meaning: to convince or persuade someone to do something. Example 1: Did you manage to talk Beth into coming to the party? She told me she was busy but I know she would enjoy herself if she came. TO TALK SOMEONE OUT OF DOING SOMETHING Meaning: to convince or persuade someone NOT to do something. Example 2: I tried to talk Kevin and Robert out of going on holiday to the Caribbean during the rainy season but they went anyway. Of course, it rained every day and they weren't able to go to the beach at all. Tomorrow we will look at some more expressions with talk. If you have any questions about today's expressions, please don't hesitate to contact us. I hope you have a great day!