10 Common Phrases in english & What You Can Use Instead

10 Common Phrases & What You Can Use Instead

Instead of According to use:
  • Pursunant to
  • As said/stated in/by
  • As reported in/by
  • In agreement with
  • On the word of
  • In consonance with
  • In line with
  • In keeping with
  • Consistent with
  • Mentioned by
  • Conforming to
  • As per
Instead of As you can see use:
  • Evidently
  • Obviously
  • As demonstrated
  • Therefore
  • It is easy to see
  • As shown
Instead of As mentioned previously use:
  • As I said before …
  • Like I said …
  • Let’s back up to …
  • Further to my previous comments …
  • Referring to my previous arguement …
  • Following my earlier example …
  • In the not so distant past, I told you …
Instead of Congratulations! Use:
  • Good job!
  • Well done!
  • You did it!
  • Good for you!
  • You rock!
  • That’s the way!
Instead of For example use:
  • Such as
  • For instance
  • Let’s say …
  • Examples include
  • One example is
  • Including
  • In a similar case
  • To illustrate
  • By way of illustration
  • If you look at …
  • This includes
  • As an example
  • As a case in point
  • Especially
  • An example being …
  • Namely
  • In addition to
Instead of I don’t know use:
  • I have no idea.
  • I don’t have a clue.
  • Beats me.
  • I’m not sure.
  • Search me
  • That’s a good question
  • Hmmm. (interjection)
  • I’m unsure
Instead of I don’t like it use:
  • That’s not for me.
  • I;m not into it.
  • I pass.
  • I’m not fond of it.
  • I dislike it.
  • I’m not crazy about it.
  • I don’t appreciate that.
  • I’ve had enough.
  • I’m impartial about that.
  • I’m not a big fan of it.
Instead of I know, I understand use:
  • Ok
  • Of course
  • All right
  • Fair enough
  • I see
  • If you like
  • I got you
  • I noticed
  • I understand
  • I know what you mean
  • I take your point
  • I don’t blame you
Instead of In conclusion use:
  • To sum up.
  • In summary.
  • To conclude.
  • In closing.
  • All in all.
  • Overall, it may besaid …
  • All things considered.
  • On the whole.
  • By and large.
  • In sum.
Instead of On the other hand use:
  • However
  • Otherwise
  • On the flip side
  • Alternatively
  • In any case
  • That said
  • That being said
  • Nonetheless
  • Nevertheless
  • Having said that
  • All the same
  • At any rate
  • Whereas
  • Then again
  • In contrast
  • On the contrary

Learn more:

“Hi, are you looking for some special English conversation lessons? And you want to speak English more naturally, like the way native English speakers do. One of the best ways is to learn phrasal verbs, idioms, and slangs. This video is designed to help you do that” – Source: Tony Illustrated English

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