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PHRASE GUIDE FOR THE BOOK SAY IT BETTER IN ENGLISH-another way to say that

PHRASE GUIDE FOR THE BOOK
SAY IT BETTER IN ENGLISH
Useful Phrases for Work & Everyday Life
Directions for use: This guide contains all the
phrases included in the book Say it Better in English.
If you do not already have a copy of the book, you
can order one from the publisher, Language Success
Press (www.languagesuccesspress.com). Print out
this file and take the phrases for the book on-the-go
with you. Study in your free time!
? 2007 by Marianna Pascal, under license to Language Success Press.
All right reserved.
PHRASE DEFINITION
A
a fortune a lot of money
a no-win situation a situation that can have only bad results
a win-win situation a situation that has good results in many ways
about to do something going to do something very soon
2 weeks ago 2 weeks before now
ahead of / on / behind faster than planned / as planned / slower than
schedule planned
almost all something 90% of something
any minute now very soon
Are we still on for...? Are we going to meet at the time that we already
planned? Say this to confirm an arrangement.
as a result consequently; as an effect
as far as I know based on the information I have
as for something Say this to introduce a topic.
as long as on the condition that; providing that
at least 21 21 or more than 21
at the most not more than
at 3 sharp at exactly 3 o'clock; not 2:59 and not 3:01
away on business in another city or country on a business trip
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? 2007 Marianna Pascal, under license to Language Success Press. All rights reserved.
B
someone is back someone has returned from somewhere
back and forth in one direction, then in the opposite direction,
repeated many times
a bad connection an unclear phone connection
better off doing something Say this to show a better choice.
book someone into a hotel make a reservation for someone at a hotel
bring something up start talking about something
bring someone up to date tell someone the most recent information
by 9 o'clock at 9 o'clock or before 9 o'clock - but not after 9:00
by far by a large amount
by the way Say this when you say something that is not
connected to topic you are talking about.
C
call someone back phone someone who tried phoning you earlier
call in sick phone your boss to say you can't go to work
because you are sick
calm down become relaxed
can afford / can't afford have enough money / don't have enough money
Can I ask what it's regarding? Say this to know why someone wants to speak to
someone.
Can I get by? Say this when you need someone to move so you
can go past them.
Can I have a word with you? Can I speak to you for a short time?
Can I make a suggestion? You can say this before you suggest something.
Can I put you on hold? Please wait.
Can I take a rain check? Can we change the plan to another time in the
future?
Can you tell me how to get to Say this to ask for directions politely.
a place?
I can't figure out how to Say this when you can't understand how to do
something.
can't get something down/ in/ Say this when something is difficult to do.
out/ open
I can't get something to work I can't make something function
can't make it not able to attend
x caused y / y was caused by x x made y happen / y happened because of x
cheers Sometimes we say this before drinking alcohol to
offer good wishes.
chip in contribute money
come off become detached
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come up with something produce an idea or solution
come with be served with and included in the price of
something
comes in Say this to show the different ways you can buy
something.
it comes to Say this to show the total amount.
Could I ask you a favor? Say this before asking for someone's help.
Could you go over that again? Say this if you need someone to repeat a lot of
information.
Could you press 15? Say this in an elevator if you can't reach the
buttons.
Could you tell me where NOT Could you tell me where is something?
something is?
D
despite something not affected by something
discuss something NOT discuss about something
do well be financially successful
Do you know where Mr. Smith is? NOT Do you know where is Mr. Smith?
Do you mind if I join you? Say this to ask permission to be with someone.
don't mention it This is a polite response when someone thanks
you.
we don't see eye to eye This is a polite way to say we don't agree.
double-check check again when you are not sure about
something
dressed up wearing their best clothes
drop by visit for a short time
drop someone off take someone to a place and leave them there
drop something off take something to a place and leave it there
during something at the same time as something
during + noun
E
end up doing something finally do something
enough adjective + enough / enough + noun
NOT enough tall / NOT the space is not enough
even if it rains it might rain, but rain is not important - rain will
not change the situation
even though Say this when you show 2 contrasting or opposite ideas.
F
fed up with something unhappy about something that has been
happening for a long time
find out get a piece of information
fine with me I accept the suggestion
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? 2007 Marianna Pascal, under license to Language Success Press. All rights reserved.

What is another way of saying yes? synonyms for yes Compare Synonyms affirmative amen fine good okay true yea all right aye beyond a doubt by all means certainly definitely even so exactly gladly good enough granted indubitably just so most assuredly naturally of course positively precisely sure thing surely undoubtedly unquestionably very well willingly without fail yep