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 Post subject: explanation of "that's the spirit"
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:32 pm 
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What do these mean?

1) Ok. I'll give it a try.

2) That's the spirit . I'll see you tomorrow after class.

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 Post subject: Re: explanation of "that's the spirit"
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:19 am 
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Hi,

I already answered Give it a try in your other post at viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3479

Regarding "That's the spirit. I'll see you tomorrow after class." - are you having trouble with "That's the spirit" or "I'll see you tomorrow after class."

"I'll see you tomorrow after class" is too basic so I will not explain that one. But "That's the spirit" is a hard one to understand. However, it is frequently used so I will explain it.

In this sentence, spirit is very similar to a positive attitude. It is used when someone who doesn't want to do something or try something changes their mind. Then they have a good attitude because they are willing to try it.

Here is an example. Let's say someone is scared of swimming. In the beginning, the person does not even want to try. But after awhile, they change their mind and will try swimming. Then the other person can say, "That's the spirit."

This is similar to saying "You are good for trying it."

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