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Things to say when you’re angry

There are many reasons for getting angry in Britain these days like car alarms, train strikes and Sunday opening hours. Here are some things that people often say when they've had

Ten Expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing

  1. I don't believe it!
  2. What a pain!
  3. It's driving me up the wall.
  4. I've had it up to here with...
  5. I've had all I can take of...
  6. It really gets on my nerves.
  7. I'm sick and tired of...
  8. I'm fed up with it.
  9. I could really do without it.
  10. Is it possible?

How To Use These Phrases In Your English

  1. We say phrases 1 and 2 immdeiately after something has made you angry.
  2. We say phrases 3, 4 and 5 about a situation or a series of repeated actions that make us angry.
  3. We say phrase 6 about something that slowly makes you angry over a long time
  4. We say phrases 7 and 8 about something annoying that has continued for a long time.
  5. We often say phrase 9 when we have several pieces of bad luck and then one more bad thing happens.
  6. We say phrase 10 to show our disbelief that something so bad has happened or that one more bad thing has happened after several others.