Reassuring somebody - Intermediate
Sometimes other people get reall worried about something that is not so great a problem. Here are ten phrases that you can use to reassure them and make them feel better.
10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing:
- Don't worry.
- You'll be fine. / It'll be fine
- What are you worrying for?
- There's no need to worry.
- There's nothing to worry about.
- It'll turn out all right.
- It isn't as bad as all that.
- Whatever you may have heard...
- Rest assured,...
- I can assure you that...
How To Use These Phrases In Your English:
- The feeling of phrase 1 depends on intonation. If more stress and intonation are placed on 'don't' it sounds kind and reassuring. With more stress on 'wor' it sounds a little annoyed at the other person's anxiety.
- Phrase 2 is showing your confidence in the situation having a good result.
- Phrase 3 is mildly criticising the other person for worrying.
- Phrases 4 and 5 are saying that the situation is completely fine and there is danger in the future.
- Phrases 6 and 7 are saying that the situation nowis bad but that it won't continue or isn't as serious as it seems.
- Phrase 8 is saying that the negative information is wrong. You follow this phrase with a sentence giving the true, (more optimistic) information.
- Phrases 9 and 10 are more formal and could be used in business letters.