Common Words and Phrases and Other Ways to Say Them


In our time, having a good grasp of the English language can also be compared to a degree – without it, you won’t be able to expand your reaches. A lot of us try to study and learn English as part of our daily lives. However, most of us have a hard time in doing so because of the fact that it is not very close to the Filipino language. To aid you in your study, here are the more common words and expressions we use and how to say them differently, which you can use both in writing and in speaking.

BUT


  • However
  • Yet
  • Although
  • On the other hand
  • Though
  • Nevertheless

THEREFORE

  • Subsequently
  • As a result
  • In conclusion
  • So/So then
  • Hence
  • For this reason
  • Consequently

ESPECIALLY

  • Chiefly
  • In particular
  • Notably
  • Mainly
  • Exclusively
  • Principally
  • Above all

ALSO

  • Along with
  • Moreover
  • Besides
  • Likewise
  • As well as
  • In addition

IN OTHER WORDS

  • To put it simply
  • What I mean is
  • Simply put
  • To clarify
  • That is to say

TIRED

  • Exhausted
  • Drowsy
  • Drained
  • Fatigued
  • Sleepy
  • Burned out

CRY

  • Weep
  • Sob
  • Blubber
  • Wail
  • Whimper
  • Shed Tears

LAUGH

  • Giggle
  • Chuckle
  • Chortle
  • Crack up
  • Split one’s side

AMAZING

  • Marvelous
  • Spectacular
  • Extraordinary
  • Astounding
  • Wonderful
  • Incredible

DIFFICULT

  • Arduous
  • Challenging
  • Strenuous
  • Demanding
  • Severe
  • Laborious

ASK


  • Demand an answer
  • Quiz the accused
  • Challenge an opinion
  • Interrogate a suspect
  • Inquire about

CHOOSE

  • Pick a winning horse
  • Select an option
  • Opt for the best one
  • Elect a president
  • Name your favorite

FIND

  • Discover treasure
  • Detect a liar
  • Spot a rare bird
  • Notice the mistake
  • Unearth secrets

Good Luck!

  • Break a leg!
  • Fingers crossed!
  • Blow them away!
  • You’ll do great!
  • I hope it all goes well!

HATE

  • Detest
  • Abhor
  • Loathe
  • Despise
  • Have an aversion to
  • Can’t stand

HORRIBLE

  • Grotesque
  • Horrid
  • Revolting
  • Grisly
  • Beastly
  • Hideous

EASY

  • Clear
  • Effortless
  • Facile
  • Basic
  • Straightforward
  • Easily done

GOOD

  • Amazing
  • Excellent
  • Pleasant
  • Terrific

STUPID

  • Ludicrous
  • Naïve
  • Dumb
  • Foolish
  • Senseless
  • Futile

INTELLIGENT

  • Astute
  • Knowledgeable
  • Brainy
  • Clever
  • Smart
  • Wise

WRITE

  • Scribble
  • Note
  • Draft
  • Ink
  • Draw up
  • Sketch

LOOK

  • Glance
  • Stared
  • Peer
  • Gaze
  • View
  • Peek
  • Watch

Now you know how to say these few but more used words, phrases, and expressions differently. You can now try and inculcate them in your daily activities – even in your work. Expand your vocabulary and learn English more!


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