|“Your subconscious mind will find the correct answer.“|
|“You are never going to have a problem with your nails again.“|
|“No habit can stand up to the power of the mind.”|
A lost performative can also be an evaluative statement in which the person evaluating is missing, such as:
|“It’s not important how quickly you relax” – contains the presupposition that you will relax, and it doesn’t mention who it isn’t important to.|
|“It’s good that you can concentrate on my voice” – contains the presupposition that you will listen, and it doesn’t mention who it’s good for.|
You can always test for a lost performative statement by asking ‘Says Who?‘.