Expressions with repeated words - Advanced

There are many colloquial phrases in English that repeat words. Unfortunately the Microsoft Word spell-checker recognises none of them and treats them all as errors.

10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing: 
  1. Tut tut
  2. Now now
  3. Knock knock
  4. Chop chop
  5. Hear hear
  6. Aye aye
  7. There there
  8. So-so
  9. Fifty-fifty
  10. Well well
How To Use These Phrases In Your English: 
  1. Phrase 1 shows fairly strong disapproval of an action or something said
  2. Phrase 2 shows more gentle disapproval
  3. Phrase 3 is meant to correspond to the sound made when knocking on a door. It is also used at the start of every 'knock-knock joke' of which there are many.
  4. Phrase 4 is used to say that we want somebody to hurry.
  5. Phrase 5 is used to show strong agreement during a debate. This phrase is often used by UK politicians in the UK parliament.
  6. Phrase 6 is an informal and slightly old-fashioned way of saying yes.
  7. Phrase 7 is used to comfort somebody unhappy or crying - often used for children.
  8. Phrase 8 is used to show that something is of only moderate or mediocre quality.
  9. Phrase 9 is often used to show and even mix or that there is a fifty percent chance that something will happen.
  10. Phrase 10 is used to show mild surprise.

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