How to De-emphasize (Soften) English Sentences

02.04.2022 - By Learn English with Bob the Canadian

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I'm sure that you know how to emphasize something in English, but have you learned how to de-emphasize a sentence? De-emphasizing is very common in English, and in this English lesson I'll teach you how to do it.

You'll hear sentences like, "It is a little bit cold." or "I can barely hear you." These are sentences where we want to lessen or soften the meaning and we do that in a very straightforward way.

I'm sure you'll learn a few new words and phrases in this free English class that you can use in your next conversation!

Have a great day!

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