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Communication engages verbal, nonverbal, and auditory signals. It occurs both intentionally and accidentally. It is a process that allows people to exchange information, confer knowledge, give advice and commands, and ask questions. Effective communication requires that all parties understand a common language expressed through verbal actions (e.g., speaking, singing, and tone of voice) and nonverbal actions (e.g., body language, touch, and making eye contact).