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What is an upgrade?

 

Definition
 

An upgrade is a move that is intended to strengthen a previous utterance.

Examples (English)
 
  • Insistence on a request
  • The addition of a reason for fulfilling a request

    Get in; the water’s warm.

Generic
  An upgrade is a kind of
 
Source
 

Moerman 1988 76–77


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