Rejoinders

Rejoinders are quick responses to show that you are interested or paying attention.

(Oh) Really?

That’s interesting.

Is that right?

 

Note how rejoinders are used in the following situations.

1. I just got a new job.

2. I lost my wallet yesterday.

Oh really? That’s great!

Oh really? That’s too bad.

 

Rejoinders may also take the form of follow-up questions. Note how they are used in the following situations.

1. I just bought a new car.

2. Johnny is in the hospital.

3. I’m going to Hawaii.

You did?

He is?

You are?

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