rejoinders

Rejoinders

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Rejoinders are quick responses to show that you are interested or paying attention.

(Oh) Really?

That’s interesting.

Is that right?

Note how rejoinders are used in the following situations.

1. I just got a new job.

2. I lost my wallet yesterday.

Oh really? That’s great!

Oh really? That’s too bad.

Rejoinders may also take the form of follow-up questions. Note how they are used in the following situations.

1. I just bought a new car.

2. Johnny is in the hospital.

3. I’m going to Hawaii.

You did?

He is?

You are?

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