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TALK (3)

26 / 05 / 2005

TALK (3): meaning and examples

Good day. This week we have been learning expressions with the verb to talk. Today we look at two more expressions. TO TALK SOME SENSE INTO SOMEONE Meaning: to persuade someone to act in a sensible way. Example 1: When I was a teenager, my mother tried to talk some sense into me about my clothes, but I refused to listen. I would only wear what I wanted to, which was usually very expensive and trendy. TO TALK DOWN TO SOMEONE Meaning: to talk to someone as if they were inferior or less intelligent than you. Example 2: I can't stand Ronald from the finance department. I find he often talks down to anybody who hasn't been in the firm as long as he has. If you ask me, he's an arrogant know-it-all! Tomorrow we will look at the noun form of talk. If you have any questions about the expressions we have looked at so far this week, please don't hesitate to contact us. Have a good day!


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