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:
- Tut tut
- Now now
- Knock knock
- Chop chop
- Hear hear
- Aye aye
- There there
- Well well
How To Use These Phrases In Your English:
- Phrase 1 shows fairly strong disapproval of an action or something said
- Phrase 2 shows more gentle disapproval
- 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.
- Phrase 4 is used to say that we want somebody to hurry.
- Phrase 5 is used to show strong agreement during a debate. This phrase is often used by UK politicians in the UK parliament.
- Phrase 6 is an informal and slightly old-fashioned way of saying yes.
- Phrase 7 is used to comfort somebody unhappy or crying - often used for children.
- Phrase 8 is used to show that something is of only moderate or mediocre quality.
- Phrase 9 is often used to show and even mix or that there is a fifty percent chance that something will happen.
- Phrase 10 is used to show mild surprise.