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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 151. The very phrase today is to

  • attest to. Okay. Let's look at the note here. If something attests to something

  • else, it proves that it is definitely true. It

  • can also mean that it certifies or bears witness to a fact.

  • So again showing or proving that it is true. So let's continue here. Let's look

  • at the note. This phrase is derived from... derived from means it comes from the

  • Latin word attestari which literally meant to bear witness to. Yeah . I think

  • like 'ad' or 'at' in Latin means basically to and teststari or something like that

  • actually meant you know, bear witness. So it really comes from to bear witness to.

  • This is also connected to the word Testament in English. We could say

  • something is a testament to. Something. also shows proof to something else . So we

  • have another word that's connected to the origin here. Okay. Anyway, let's take a

  • look at several examples we have here. Number one, that video tape attested to

  • his innocence. It confirms his alibi and proves that he could not have committed

  • the crime because maybe there's a time date on that videotape and if he could

  • prove he was not you know, in the place where maybe some murder or some other

  • crime happened. Okay. Number two here. Though , through peer reviews, many other

  • scientists have attested to the validity of his claimed results. Yeah. Now when one

  • scientists proves something , usually it should get peer reviewed by other

  • scientists. They should be able to follow the same steps and pretty much get the

  • same results or almost the same results. So that's what happened. So maybe a

  • number of them tested what he said. They followed the same steps and they got the

  • same results. So they get they attested to the validity of his claimed results

  • So yeah. It's true it really does work this is the results you'll get.

  • Okay. Let's look at number three here. Many people on the Internet attested to

  • the effectiveness of that therapy. Okay. it's another way. Maybe they say , Yeah

  • that therapy really proves it really worked.

  • Maybe they showed before and after results or something like that. Or the last one

  • here number four. His ability to lift the car with his bare hands ... and he was able to (lifting moans )lift the

  • whole car off the ground you know, without any tools or equipment or

  • anything like that. Attests to his strength. So it proves how much strength

  • he really has. That he's able to do this. Just with his bare hands. Okay.

  • Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope its clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 151. The very phrase today is to

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    anitawu12 posted on 2019/08/12
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