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Why does she say "the sound of my voice", not just "my voice"?


Native speaker’s answer


She says "the sound of my voice" here to emphasize that her specific voice has a comforting and familiar sound to Tom. Since she is trying to calm him down and her voice is familiar to him, she says "sound of my voice" instead of just "voice", since the sound of her voice specifically is what Tom needs to hear.

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