- an answer to a question which is not time-sensitive
- as a catch-all answer during a brainstorming session
- planning and forecasting sessions
“I’ll think about it” often means, “This is a good suggestion, I’m not saying yes, and I am not saying no. I’ll consider this and we can discuss it later.”
This is considered a positive response, with a future outlook.
In addition to this being a common phrase you may hear Americans use to answer questions on conference calls, if you as a Keralite try to say this phrase, it could be heavily accented.
Malayalam Mother Tongue Influence will make it hard for Americans to hear this phrase clearly due to the following differences:
- While making the ‘K’ sound it will often sound like a G to an American. These two sounds are different in American English. Learn and practice these two sounds. See the video below for help with these sounds.
- T/D. It is possible that the T sound will not be correctly pronounced in ‘about’ and ‘it’. It’s a good idea to practice these two sounds as well.
Follow the videos below for pronunciation practice. The videos are not property of Authentic Journeys.
What is a GD - Group Discussion?
Phrases to use in a Group Discussion (Team Meeting / Client Meeting)
How to interrupt others, politely
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