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  • This is everyday grammar.

  • I'm a CIA, and I'm coming.

  • Lucy A Do you know the new guy down in marketing?

  • You know?

  • Not really.

  • But I did meet him.

  • Oh, that's great.

  • Can you, You know, maybe introduced me.

  • I need help with a marketing presentation, and I want to impress my boss, you know?

  • Sure.

  • But let's talk about our lesson.

  • First words, you know, can have many meanings.

  • They can be used in the literal sense of familiarity with something or someone.

  • Do you know that person?

  • Yes, I know him.

  • But you can also use it in casual conversation.

  • Experts called this use of, you know on acknowledgement marker.

  • It softens the statement, especially an opinion used this way, it can appear almost anywhere in a sentence.

  • I'm glad the test is over.

  • I've studied really hard, you know, you know can also be used to suggest agreement or shared understanding.

  • You know, we'll have to postpone our business trip your right.

  • Other times, English speakers use, you know, as a way to fill space and a conversation if they are unsure of how or what to say next.

  • Driving your brother home use a lot of gas.

  • You know, I'm happy to accept, you know, gas money you know you shouldn't use, You know too often it could be a sign of, you know, poor speech.

  • Or if someone is really, really nervous, you know?

  • Wait, Why are you nervous?

  • You know my presentation, and that's everyday grammar.

This is everyday grammar.

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Everyday Grammar: You Know

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/03
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