How to pay a compliment

 

Learn the tricks of paying compliments.

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hello iam so happy to connect with you. iam an Algerian girl.i wish to improve my capacities in english specially my speaking but i haven't friends who i can communicate with them. can you help me???? thanks 
 

Hello dear Haloumaa, 
sorry, today I did read your letter! If you wrote to me? 
I'm willing to do that,with pleasure.but how can I call you? or 
How could we take a connect? 
anyway,I await you. 
Monfared,Germany
 

greetings..when i ask someone about his age...what should be the correct answer:iam 20 yearS old....or 20 year old????????
 

Hello mshaheed!
 
The correct answer is I'm 20 years old. We use “x year old” without the s when we use it as an adjective to describe a noun – as in “it's a ten year old car.”
 
Hope that helps!
 

Jeremy Bee
The Learn English Team

In my opinion, is not very hard paying someone a compliment. However, I'm not trying to flatter someone just to be complimented back or to be polite.
As the video show, acting like the guy (being too much polite or nice) can sounds weird. The person can be suspicious and not believe your compliments. That's why when something really suits someone or if I'm impressed by a agreement, I would tell it without hesitation and in a way to the person feels it sincere.
To consider receiving a compliment, it's more difficult for me, probably because of a lack of confidence. But I'm working on a lot, and so, I'm just answering "thanks" with a smile if someone compliment me. Sometimes, I use irony like "what do you want from me ?" or "I don't have anything for you, you know?" but just with my close friends.
By the way, this video activity was very useful. But I'm wondering if I will remember things like "to clinch". I have to probably back again on this page in couple days.

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