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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 8 months ago

How does opening this sentence with my name affect the tone/meaning of the sentence?

I said to one of my Facebook friends that I had no friends to talk to anymore .

Their response was Tom you can always talk to me :)

How does opening this sentence with my name affect the tone/meaning of the sentence?

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  • 8 months ago
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    It doesn't affect the meaning, but using your name adds a more personal tone.

    In old lore, knowing somebody's "true" name gave you power over them and connected you to their soul. Well, that's obviously the stuff of fairy tales, but there may be a germ of truth to it. When somebody uses your name, it feels like a more personal connection. People tend to respond more favorably when called by their name.

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    It leave no doubt that it is personal for you.

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