can I say “mark this phrase”?
suppose I am a teacher, if I want to draw my students attention to some phrase, can I say "mark this phrase"?Is this sentence polite enough?can I use other polite expressions, apart from "pay attention to"?
I don't see anything impolite about a teacher telling students to "mark this phrase." A teacher's job is to give instruction. If it feels impolite to you, it may be a cultural difference..
In the US, it would mean that the students should physically make a mark in the book with a pen or highlighter, rather than "pay attention to". Of course, once that is done, the student will likely pay attention to the phrase.
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