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원어민과 함께 전화/화상영어. 영어회화 스피킹 UP
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ENGLISH SPEAKING NO.1
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이름 : Pay Attention
글쓴이 : The Big Tutor 글쓴날짜 : 2015-04-05 오후 12:15:31 조회수 : 1698
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“pay attention” is more common and idiomatic than “give attention” when the speaker means “be attentive.” However, we can “give” someone our attention as well as “pay” attention to someone. ut getting back to your question, “paying” doesn’t always imply money changing hands.

The verb “pay,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary, has long meant “to render, bestow, or give,” and what’s bestowed can be attention, a compliment, even one’s allegiance or homage, to mention just a few examples.

For instance, you can “pay your respects,” “pay a compliment,” “pay heed” to advice, and “pay a visit.” In times gone by, a suitor would “pay his addresses” to a young lady. And she might either “pay attention” or “pay him no mind.”

 

It is not really hard, is it? 


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