At first, Harriet did not listen to me at all when I tried to convince or make her believe that I was actually from the planet Neptune. I tried using all the Neptune words I knew to convince her that what I was saying was true, but she thought that I was making them up. So, in order to fully convince or get her to trust me, I took her to Neptune in my spaceship so that she would know my words were true. Ever since that time I have no longer needed to convince or get her to believe what I say—now she takes my word for it!
Quiz: What are you doing if you are trying to convince someone of something?
- You are asking them for some help with a problem that you’re having.
- You are telling them all about your fun day at school.
- You are trying to get them to see things the way you do.