Tag: spoken-english

62 Two thousand seventeen VS twenty seventeen: What is the rule for year pronunciation? 2017-04-11T13:33:10.787

40 What's the meaning of "Can it, will you?" 2018-07-20T06:28:16.083

37 Are the terms "girlfriend" and "boyfriend" limited to some age in the spoken language? 2018-02-21T20:19:14.387

36 Can fluent English speakers distinguish between “steel”, “still”, and “steal”? 2019-07-10T15:58:21.403

33 How do Americans respond when asked for their names? 2015-12-21T15:51:49.300

32 2 for 5 (bucks) vs 5 (bucks) for 2 2017-11-03T12:17:04.990

28 How to get rid of mistakes in spoken English? 2013-02-06T15:08:43.337

28 Was it impolite for me to say "That's alright" when someone ran into me? Are there any better expessions? 2017-03-07T17:14:47.633

26 Can any time on clock be spoken as it is in numbers only (hour + minutes)? 2018-03-27T19:03:17.697

24 When is "me" used as a possessive pronoun, instead of "my"? 2017-04-24T16:28:24.250

21 How do I invite a friend "on my expense"? 2017-01-11T08:00:47.333

18 Responding to "It was nice to talk to you" 2015-01-04T13:48:51.637

17 How to pronounce the 'schwa' sound 2013-12-17T20:24:51.763

16 How should I correct my spoken error? 2013-02-07T13:19:57.527

15 "You first" "You second" "You third" 2014-09-07T07:01:17.400

15 Can "do somebody" mean "imitate somebody" in spoken English? 2018-07-20T10:54:53.840

13 Fear to speak in English 2016-07-01T12:10:23.577

12 What is an idiomatic way to tell someone to put their hands on someone's eyes in order to not let them see? 2018-03-12T09:11:24.270

11 Delete the phrase "I'm" from the sentence by native speaker 2016-03-18T10:59:43.317

11 What are some polite ways to respond to the people who call your name but you don't know them 2017-07-03T14:40:20.233

10 How to Improve Intonation? 2014-06-10T15:02:23.753

9 Is formal English the same as written English? 2013-03-21T22:24:23.310

9 What is the meaning of "that sorrel of yourn hadn't hurt himself 2017-08-23T15:30:06.250

8 'I', I said, 'am not amused' 2015-03-08T15:29:45.097

8 Do native speakers pronounce "The" like "a"? 2016-03-26T17:38:42.487

8 Meaning of look up to God and its usage 2016-10-04T14:22:17.777

8 "I'm in" meaning? 2018-07-04T14:05:23.427

7 "ain't … nobody" or "ain't … anybody"? 2016-01-20T17:52:00.593

7 How do natives say how they would like to pay? 2018-08-26T09:32:47.870

7 How to understand "No she bludgering well won't!" 2019-12-19T03:18:32.053

6 Is there a short form of "greater than or equal to" (≥) 2015-01-16T12:55:53.950

6 Shorter phrase or word to say `the day before yesterday` 2016-08-31T11:41:55.897

6 What does "That was like three seconds" mean? 2018-10-22T14:27:48.490

5 Use of "shan't" in speech 2013-04-07T13:07:08.267

5 When we read a sentence, how should we pause? 2013-10-31T04:32:47.323

5 "You are" vs. "you're" — what is the difference between them? 2014-07-24T02:37:23.963

5 Do native speakers often use relative clauses? 2014-11-06T14:30:43.730

5 Which kind of books should be read for learning spoken English? 2015-03-20T12:59:29.177

5 What is exact difference between "I got it done" & "I had it done"? 2015-11-12T14:25:08.040

5 What expression should I use in these situations? 2016-02-21T01:10:02.090

5 Is it correct to say: "we are not allowed pets in the flat"? 2016-03-06T08:47:53.207

5 How do you describe someone who is very good at maintaining a home/doing household chores? 2016-08-30T11:28:09.103

5 "Let's talk math/geography..." meaning 2019-07-31T21:50:40.960

5 Call professor without using the name 2020-04-04T14:38:51.683

4 Can even an expert use Conversational Deletion in his official place? 2013-05-17T02:53:36.327

4 How can I respond to this situation? 2013-12-31T08:50:09.103

4 Is listening to people speaking an effective way to improve spoken English? 2015-03-01T23:50:03.407

4 "A little something something"? 2015-08-31T11:48:41.163

4 How should I say the date expression written 'on 27 July'? 2015-09-28T22:42:53.260

4 Difference between "What does that matter?" and "Why does that matter?" 2015-11-11T13:50:12.240

4 What preposition after "take me"? Are there any other synonyms too? 2016-08-20T06:58:03.157

4 meaning of "not to mention" here 2016-08-31T12:23:20.590

4 A better way to say to say this line 2016-10-16T07:20:21.250

4 Stressing teen-numbers when counting in a row 2017-09-28T08:34:42.773

4 How to improve listening/speaking if learned mostly by reading/writing? 2018-09-10T11:36:47.907

4 Exchange,swap or switch 2019-04-27T13:59:41.470

3 "Alive in the next minute" 2013-07-05T00:41:54.887

3 Usage of "a little bit" in "Can we postpone the interview a little bit?" 2013-12-31T13:16:12.917

3 Call me a taxi ~ Okay, I'll call you a taxi! 2014-11-28T05:19:39.487

3 How to spell out a telephone number that's from a remote area of the country without misunderstandings? 2015-06-16T18:53:15.667

3 Can we use one-two instead of first-second? 2015-08-14T20:39:02.597

3 Can anybody tell me what does this sentence mean "Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them." 2015-10-08T05:16:29.263

3 How would you say it when I want to ask someone the progress of something? 2016-07-13T07:21:37.970

3 What should I say after asking about the price of an article but I don't want to buy? 2016-10-16T08:22:53.553

3 "like" in spoken English 2016-11-29T10:57:18.453

3 How to respond when someone say "I hope it helps" 2017-01-11T15:10:08.823

3 Is "would" correct in the answer "I would not agree on this matter"? 2017-01-18T11:14:32.990

3 Can I reply to "How are you doing?" with "I'm good"? 2017-02-02T08:40:25.220

3 Difference between 'be in shape' and 'be shape '? 2017-06-01T07:57:41.900

3 What is the right sentence to tell others my wife already delivered a baby 2017-08-10T17:02:41.250

3 Can be sentences turned into questions just by changing intonation in spoken/informal English? 2017-09-20T10:58:02.430

3 Joke's on you or Jokes on you 2017-11-03T12:10:04.013

3 Omitting articles in speech 2017-11-15T04:13:44.950

3 Past perfect continuous tense 2017-11-15T18:15:19.413

3 Express you are willing to share time with somebody you do not know yet 2017-12-04T17:41:58.000

3 Can I drop the "h" sound in the words "himself", "herself" and "hers"? 2017-12-10T13:43:57.897

3 'This is speaking' is correct on the telephone 2017-12-14T03:03:16.257

3 Can I drop both of the "h"s in the phrases "his or her", "him or her" and "his or hers"? 2017-12-20T20:37:24.653

3 Americans flap the /d/ of the consonant cluster /rd / if it is between two vowels, right? 2018-01-30T20:13:43.287

3 Why do people speak quotes at the wrong position? (saying "quote-unquote") 2018-02-01T21:02:25.197

3 Expression UK radio hosts and MCs use to shout out to friends/fans 2018-04-05T14:35:26.307

3 What's the spoken version of "same as above"? 2018-05-04T12:36:41.827

3 Can we say "How much guitar do you play a day?"? 2018-07-06T20:28:49.790

3 In American English, can we flap the /d/ in the phrases "Where did", "Where do", "Where don't" and "Where does"? 2018-07-15T16:00:08.400

3 Is it true that “What are you drinking?" is used to offer to buy someone a drink? 2018-07-21T05:55:59.337

3 How to use a question "What are you"? 2018-09-28T06:49:15.153

3 One/Two onion rings? 2018-10-07T19:56:36.407

3 Why do I hear "to" in quick speaking english sound like "the"? 2019-03-04T04:59:11.027

3 Fear of talking with native English speakers - how to overcome it 2019-03-05T09:21:56.293

3 Do you twist your pillow when you sleep 2019-04-26T06:32:46.820

3 "I want $20 worth of this." Or "I want $20 of this 2019-05-18T11:00:42.130

3 I got this shirt for 10% off, I got this shirt 10% off 2019-05-18T17:28:43.663

3 Leftover, scrap, extra cloth 2019-06-07T15:38:56.910

3 Lie on the same plane vs. Lie in the same plane 2019-06-09T07:18:53.307

3 A (imaginary) point or An (imaginary) point 2019-08-06T18:24:11.370

3 Is "North.5" the same as "0.5"? 2019-09-06T14:52:57.047

3 "...saw someone out...": grammatical role of "out"? 2019-11-05T00:21:10.730

3 Is "but rather" valid in this context 2020-04-10T02:40:58.340

3 How to ask for someone’s time? 2020-06-11T03:10:23.463