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Out-positive / Friendship url

Happy for you

  1. I’m glad to hear it.
  2. I’m so happy for you.
  3. I’m really happy to hear it.
  4. Isn’t that nice.
  5. That’s wonderful news!
  6. Your bringing me up to date really makes my day.

Happy for you

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In-negative / Confusion url

Taking a test without having studied

  1. It doesn’t ring a bell, it doesn’t sound familiar.
  2. What am I going to do now?
  3. I feel I don’t have much of choice.
  4. I’ve got to go through with it, and I’m hoping for the best.
  5. I hope I recognize some of the things I’m presented with.
  6. What should I do?
  7. What I am doing this for?

Taking a test without having studied

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Out-positive / Encouragement url

To a friend who just scored the winning shot of a basketball game

  1. I think you’ve been doing your homework.
  2. You’ve done it again.
  3. You saved the day.
  4. I’ve really got to hand it to you.
  5. That’s my man.
  6. You’ve got the magic touch.
  7. It’s your lucky day.
  8. Your timing was perfect.
  9. The opportunity landed in your lap, and you made the most of it.
  10. Way to go!
  11. Attaboy!

To a friend who just scored the winning shot of a basketball game

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Out-neutral / Advice url

Give to yourself

  1. Do yourself a favor.
  2. It will do you a world of good.
  3. Do your own thing.
  4. Take a load off your feet.
  5. Feast your eyes.
  6. Experience a little, and take a bite out of a life.
  7. It’s important every day to take time from your busy schedule to make time for yourself.
  8. Wake up and smell the roses.
  9. Make sure you have a balanced diet and get enough exercise.

Give to yourself

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Out-neutral / Negotiating url

Try to negotiate correctly & fairly-1

  1. Somehow you’re making me feel guilty about what we both know took place out of the blue.
  2. Come on, out with it, spill the beans, and fess-up, because to tell you the truth I expected it all along.
  3. Please, hear me out!
  4. You couldn’t possibly object.
  5. Give me a fighting chance.
  6. You owe me that much.
  7. You just don’t want to admit it.
  8. Come on, be real!
  9. Please do your utmost to pay attention, and keep your mind on the subject.
  10. Let me be the judge of that.
  11. Be straight with me.
  12. Are you trying to pull the wool over my eyes?

Try to negotiate correctly & fairly-1

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Out-positive / Encouragement url

For a friend who just got engaged

  1. This a golden opportunity, in fact an opportunity of a lifetime.
  2. It’s going to take effort to make it succeed, but there’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
  3. You’re such a fine judge of character.
  4. You’ve got a lot to look forward to.
  5. I’m glad it worked out for you.
  6. Lucky for you.
  7. This could be the most important thing you ever did in your life.
  8. Keep the home fires burning.

For a friend who just got engaged

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Out-positive / Encouragement url

For a friend who is depressed

  1. I never promised you a rose garden.
  2. You’re putting up a brave front.
  3. It can’t be as bad as all that.
  4. You have to look at the bright side.
  5. Don’t be too hard on yourself.
  6. Alright, get it out of your system.
  7. I know how you feel.
  8. It’s a step in the right direction.
  9. I think you can figure this out for yourself.
  10. With a bit of luck and hard work it will all work out fine in the end.
  11. You have to look yourself in the eye and ask yourself plain and simple, with all your abilities, what’s holding you back from fulfilling more of your potential?
  12. It looks worse than it really is.
  13. Don’t you worry, you will be fine.
  14. Do the best you can.
  15. What’s eating you?
  16. You have your whole life ahead of you.

For a friend who is depressed

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In-negative / Explaining url

Trying to fix work-mate’s computer

  1. I found the problem, but I just need time to fix it.
  2. I’m a little rusty.
  3. I’m working on it.
  4. I've hit a brick wall.
  5. I tried my best, but I guess that just wasn’t good enough.
  6. It doesn’t look like I’m making much headway.
  7. Oh well, it was worth a try.
  8. It may look simple, but it's really complicated.
  9. You can’t blame a fellow for trying.
  10. I’m sorry that it just didn’t work out.
  11. Back to the drawing board.
  12. I got more than I bargained for.
  13. That’s easier said than done.
  14. It was a shot in the dark.
  15. That’s what I could do.
  16. I’m sure you were expecting more from me.
  17. I’m trying my best.
  18. That’s the only thing I can think of.

Trying to fix work-mate’s computer

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Out-positive / Agreement url

What do you think of our making a budget to keep track of our expenses?

  1. You took the words right out of my mouth.
  2. I think that it makes a lot of sense.
  3. It would certainly be a step in the right direction.
  4. That’s exactly what I’ve been thinking.
  5. You’re probably right.
  6. I agree that this is what we need right now.
  7. Great minds think alike.

What do you think of our making a budget to keep track of our expenses?

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In-negative / Explaining url

Throwing out a bag of laundry by mistake

  1. How was I supposed to know?
  2. What did I do this time?
  3. That never would have occurred to me.
  4. I wish I had known.
  5. I had no way of knowing.
  6. OK, I’m not perfect.
  7. I apologize profusely.
  8. It was totally unintentional.
  9. There’s nothing I can do about it now.
  10. My humble apologies.
  11. Sorry about that.
  12. If I knew what I was doing, I certainly wouldn’t have done it.
  13. I certainly didn’t do it on purpose.
  14. They looked so similar that I had no way of knowing.
  15. It came as a surprise to me.
  16. I’m awfully sorry.
  17. How was I supposed to know that?

Throwing out a bag of laundry by mistake

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Out-positive / Agreement url

Would you like to take another laptop similar to the one I gave you last time?

  1. I’ll give it a try.
  2. That's certainly fine with me.
  3. That would be perfect.
  4. That would be a win-win situation.
  5. I'd be glad to take it off your hands.
  6. I’ll take anything you have to offer.
  7. Of course I wouldn't mind.
  8. How could I forget how well it worked out last time.
  9. I’ll be glad to.
  10. I certainly will.
  11. You know it.
  12. If you don't need it, it's like one hand washing the other.

Would you like to take another laptop similar to the one I gave you last time?

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Out-negative / Annoyed url

Don’t act innocent

  1. Don’t get cute.
  2. Don’t give me that look.
  3. Stop clowning around.
  4. Stop looking so smug.
  5. Laugh if you like.
  6. Don’t toy with me.
  7. Don’t play dumb with me.
  8. Oh it’s little miss goody two shoes.
  9. Wipe that smirk off your face.
  10. Don’t be a wise guy.
  11. Don’t you think that’s a bit much?

Don’t act innocent