Phrases

Quotations and phrases are one of the most important ingredients of good language. Without them we couldn’t express our ideas or thoughts. The problem is that quotations and phrases are commonly misused and abused. You can find phrases all over the place: from pop quotes to work quotes. So how do you know which phrases to use and why?

 

Quote phrases serve a pivotal role in speech writing. When you paraphrase or quote someone, you must attribute the idea or original quote to who said it originally. The easiest way to do this is by employing a popular saying. A popular saying or quotation is referred to as a «signal phrase» because it «asks» the listener to respond or take action in response to the opening/closing/summarizing statement.

 

One of the most popular sayings used as a quote or signal phrase is «Don’t forget to breathe.» This famous quote is often quoted without the word «breath» except when it’s abbreviated (BC) to «but» or when giving advice to calm a nervous (BC. Don’t Panic). In other words, this popular saying is not just a useful quote, it’s also a good attitude to have in the face of stress.

                                             

Another example of popular phrases used as a quote or signal phrase is «Don’t sweat the little stuff.» (This is my favorite of the many popular phrases used as a signature for websites). This popular saying is very effective because it says «stop focusing on the little stuff» and focuses your attention and energies on what’s really important. Another example of a common phrase used as a quote or sign phrase is «When the going gets tough, the tough get going!» A saying like this says «hey get tough!

 

In addition to these two examples, other common phrases and sayings are «giving a hoot about nothing» and «people do things when you least expect them.» These sayings often express a positive attitude that will help you remain positive. These phrases are also used to bring peoples spirits back up and make them feel excited and uplifted, and will generally have people joining in the enthusiasm. People love to be part of something exciting and fun.

                                           

So, what do these phrases mean? In my opinion, the most useful phrases are ones that will give you a direct benefit to you, as the sender of the message. If the phrase is only a clarification or a pointer, chances are that no one will be using the phrase to send you a private communication. When used in private communications though, the words «don’t forget to breathe» or «when the going gets tough, get going!»

 

The «Don’t sweat the little stuff» phrase has a lot of applications for people and should be used with discretion. However, some people actually use this phrase all the time without thinking about how it could benefit them or what it might mean. If you’re using this phrase on someone, be careful, as it could get you in some tough situations. Some people don’t like when they’re forced to say something they don’t want to. If you’re ever worried about this issue, it’s best not to use this phrase, as it could lead to a heated exchange.

                                       

That’s another caution to use when using phrases for private communication. Be careful about what you say, and what you’re directing people to do. Using phrases as your private guide can sometimes backfire, and leave you in a pinch if you’re not clear about what you’re trying to say. The phrases you use in private communication should be those that are specific to you, or specific to the situation you’re in. You don’t want to lose people because you didn’t use the exact phrase that they were expecting.

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