This week in A Level English Language, our students have been trying to spot “crutch phrases” used by their teachers, themselves and their friends and family.
These are filler words we use that add very little meaning, but tell us a lot about the person speaking. We use them when speaking to have a second to think of what to say next or to get attention; we lean on them for support, like a crutch.
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