Introducing Language in Use: a Coursebook
In each of the following, think of an appropriate utterance for B so that B's reply conveys the indicated message to A without explicitly stating it:
- A: Meet me at Piccadilly Circus at midnight.
Intended message: Piccadilly Circus is not a safe place to be at midnight
- A: How much do I owe you?
Intended message: A's debt is rather large
- A: Let's try that new German restaurant in town.
Intended message: I'd rather go somewhere else because German restaurants are unlikely to serve an interesting variety of vegetarian food
- A: Would you like a piece of chocolate?
Intended message: I would very much indeed like a piece of chocolate
Think of four more examples like these.