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Useful English Phrases for Understand What People Say

  • Author:Lorna
  • Source:www.diecastingpartsupplier.com
  • Release on:2016-07-08
When communicating with foreingners, you can ctach what is she or he express? Actually they told you and you haven't pay more attention to it. Pay attention to the following expression, and you won't bother others to explain for you.

1. That is to say

When listen this phrases, you should know people use it to explain more clearly.

Eg:  We—that is to say my wife and I—will be attending the wedding.

2. In other words

When people say in other words,usually the following meaning is frank anh honest.

Eg: Joe doesn’t like to work. In other words, he’s lazy!

3. I tell a lie

When listen this, please don't misunderstand it that people lie to you. Actually they just want to correct the wrong expression.

Eg: I saw him just yesterday. No, I tell a lie. It was two days ago.

4. To put it simply

Sometimes say more words the situsation may be worse.So to simplify it.

Eg:To put it simply, a tax can be a fee that you pay to the government when you buy something.

5. What with

What With is to tell somebody the reasons. It can use a reason subordinate clause and tell people why.

Eg: Things have been difficult for him lately, what with his wife's illness and all.

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