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  • Stop saying! from bbclearningenglish.com.

  • Hi, my name is Florencia and I come from Paraguay.

  • When I tell a story, I always use the word "and". Sometimes I want to use some other words because otherwise, my English sounds a little bit boring.

  • Good question.

  • I'm going to tell you something about myself with lots of "and" in it and give you some alternatives along the way.

  • The key thing to think about is: What is "and" doing in each sentence?

  • Listen carefully.

  • I love singing and dancing.

  • This is "and" in a list, it's the most basic usage.

  • So you could replace it with "as well as".

  • I love singing as well as dancing.

  • Or "also" if we change things around a bit.

  • I love singing. I also love dancing.

  • Next one.

  • The first time I sang on stage, the crowd screamed really loudly and when I finished, they seemed very happy.

  • This is "and" in a list of actions.

  • So we could say "then". Simple.

  • The first time I sang on stage, the crowd screamed really loudly, then when I finished they seemed very happy.

  • Or "after".

  • After I finished they seemed very happy.

  • Next one.

  • And singing makes me feel really good about myself.

  • What we're doing here is giving more information, so you could use one of these though, they're a bit formal.

  • Furthermore/moreover/in addition, singing makes me feel really good about myself.

  • Last one.

  • And I just think singing is great in every way.

  • What I'm doing here is summarizing, I'm giving my conclusion, so you could use one of these:

  • To conclude/to sum up/as I've just said, I think it's great to use your talents.

  • And after all that it's time to sing.

  • Thanks for your tips and shame about your singing.

  • Was that you said, and I thought we were friends.

  • Of course we are.

Stop saying! from bbclearningenglish.com.

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A2 dancing loudly screamed sang finished happy

Alternatives to 'and' - Stop Saying

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