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Six words that can ruin your sentence

Crutch words are words that we slip into sentences in order to give ourselves more time to think, or to emphasize a statement. Over time, they become unconscious verbal tics. Most often, crutch words do not add meaning of a statement.

Actually

[ak-choo-uh-lee]

 Actually is the perfect example of a crutch word. It is meant to signify something that exists in reality, but it is more often used as a way to add punch to a statement (as in, “I actually have no idea”).


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British Accents

You thought there is only one, didn’t you ? 🙂

In fact, there is no “British English” – there are oh-so-many of them. If you, however, meant the official accent, you probably have in mind the RP (meaning “Received Pronunciation”), a.k.a. “Queen’s English” or “BBC English”.

Now, let us get back to the topic and take a tour across Britain:

What is your accent?

Do you like the RP or the “American” English better? What about the Aussies?

Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Yours truly,

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