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before (preposition)

Before as a preposition, is normally used to refer to time. For example, I must get home before nine o’ clock. However, it can refer to place or position in the following ways: To talk about order in queues, lists, documents etc Example: Could you move back please? I was before/in front of you. We … Continue reading

less and fewer

Less is the comparative of little (used especially before uncountable nouns). Example: I earn less money than a clerk. Fewer is the comparative of few (used before plural nouns). Example: I’ve got fewer friends now than I used to have. Less of and fewer of are used before determiners (like the, my or this) and … Continue reading

kidult

kidult: an adult who behaves like a child. Read: http://bigthink.com/amped/kidult-vs-adult-americas-next-great-divide

intexticated

Intexticated: distracted by the act of texting to such a degree that one seems intoxicated, used specifically for driving. See how the word has been used here: http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2013-01-03/amarillos-crackdown-intexticated-drivers-begins http://www.driving.ca/microsites/driver-education/driving+while+intexticated/7611623/story.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azg4Wv-lHFM

epic fail

epic fail Similar to fail, but at an even larger, more pitiful scale. Sometimes so pitiful or pathetic, some will either sympathize that person or will not say anything, due to the fail being so large that words cannot describe it. Read: http://www.topgear.com/epicfail/ Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd2f0VLzsDs

How to respond to suggestions?

Positive: You’re right. I should try that. You think so? I’ll try that. Thanks. I suppose/ I guess I could do that. That sounds like a good/great idea. I could definitely try that. Maybe you’re right. I’ll give it a try. Negative: I’m not sure that’s a good idea. Ummm…I don’t know about that! I … Continue reading

How to suggest?

How to suggest: Let’s….. Why don’t we/you… If I were you… You might/could… I’d say… I’d suggest.. I suggest… What about….? Have you thought of….? How about…?

How to politely interrupt a speaker?

How to politely interrupt a speaker? Would you allow me to add/say something? Do I mind if I interrupt? Pardon me, I’d just like to assay something here.. Excuse me, may I say something? Can I ask something? Can I jump in here?

how to express disagreement (strong/moderate/weak)

Disagreeing: Strong: Absolutely not! I totally disagree. No way! Certainly not! Neutral: I don’t think that’s true/right. I don’t quite agree. Less certain/diplomatic: I’m not sure I agree. I’m afraid I don’t quite agree.

How to express agreement (strong/unassertive/diplomatic)

Strong agreement: That’s exactly how I see it! Exactly! I totally agree. Absolutely! That’s right. Can’t agree more! Indeed! Sounding neutral: I believe you’re right. I agree. That’s how I feel too. I think so too. I don’t think so either. Diplomatic/uncertain: You have a point. That’s true. Right.  

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