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promising In the following sentence what does the"promising" mean?Could you say it in other words? "Examples of functions of the language include asking questions, requesting, conforming and promising."
Jun 3, 2015 12:25 PM
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'Promising' is a communicative function. It means 'making promises'. An example would be: 'Trust me. I won't tell anyone your secret.'
June 3, 2015
The only word that I can think of that you could simply replace "promising" with is "committing". "Examples of functions of the language include asking questions, requesting, conforming and committing." A promise is a commitment to do something but with the emphasis that it will be done. It won't be forgotten or ignored.
June 3, 2015
Thanks a lot.
June 3, 2015
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