Expressing and Responding of Compliment
(source: Mulyono.2010. English Alive. Yudhistira: Jakarta.)
Ø That is a very nice ….
Ø You’re looking extremely …
Ø You certainly have good taste in …
Ø I must compliment you on ….
Ø My compliment to you on ….
Ø I’d like to compliment you on …
Ø May I say how elegant you book?
Ø I like …
Ø I adore …
Ø Mm… you look fantastic.
Ø You’re looking good.
Ø …really great/ smashing/ super/ terrific/ loverly.
Ø What a …!
Responding to Compliment
Ø Thank you.
Ø Oh, it was nothing.
Ø Do you think so?
Ø Oh, they are really not very good.
Ø Thank you for the compliment.
Ø I appreciate the compliment.
Ø Don’t give me that.
Ø Don’t flatter me!
Ø I don’t like flatterers.
Ø You’re just flattering me.
Ø Flattery will get you nowhere.
Ø You’re full of baloney.
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