- Philip M Russell
Speaking better English - alternatives to "and"
Updated: May 26, 2021
As mentioned in previous posts, when getting to grips with a new language, repetition is the key. Some words in English can get used a little too often, making the speaker sound flat or monotonous. This is very typical of the word "and". You can improve your speech with a few alternatives and this can help maintain engagement with listeners.
"And" is typically used to connect two sentences with related ideas (conjunction).
And it can be used to introduce new ideas or act in a list (this and that and the other).
"The boy laughed and jumped out of the tree."
"The wallpaper was red and black."
"I love you more and more every day"
Instead of using "and", consider whether you can use one of the alternatives below?
as well as
in addition to
Try adding some of these words to 'My List' in the practice area of the articulate.xyz app. Once you're happy saying them individually, drop them into a conversation.
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