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Well, It's the Thought That Counts._ _ PhraseMix

Well, It's the Thought That Counts._ _ PhraseMix

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“Well, it's the thought that counts.

Y our cousin sent y ou a birthday present. It was a book, but y ou're actually not interested in reading that book at all. Ev en though y ou don't like the gift, y ou're happy that y our cousin sent y ou something. Y ou think this to y ourself. Well, it's the thought that counts.

One reason for say ing "well" at the beginning of a sentence is to show that y ou're unsure about something. This can happen when someone asks y ou a question that y ou don't immediately know the answer to: A: What are you doing this w eekend? B: Well, let's see... Oh! I'm having lunch w ith Gavin on Saturday. It can also happen when y ou're try ing to say something nice, ev en though y ou're thinking things that aren't nice. A: What do you think of Lana? B: Well... she's... alw ays very punctual. Y ou shouldn't use "well" in this way in written English.

It's the thought that counts.
This is a set phrase that English speakers use to talk about gifts. It means that it's OK if a gift isn't perfect; the purpose of giv ing someone a gift is just to show that y ou care about that person. People say this when someone gets a gift which doesn't match what they wanted.

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