Words that can ruin a sentence

Here’s word 1 of 6 of words that can ruin a sentence and why! Hope you enjoy! 🙂

Actually
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Crutch words are words that we slip into sentences in order to give ourselves more time to think, or to emphasize a statement. Over time, they become unconscious verbal tics. Most often, crutch words do not add meaning of a statement. Actually is the perfect example of a crutch word. It is meant to signify something that exists in reality, but it is more often used as a way to add punch to a statement (as in, “I actually have no idea”).

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2 thoughts on “Words that can ruin a sentence

  1. Ooof. Guilty as charged… I’m…actually…going to make an effort to remove this word from my fast-food vocabulary. ~ Thanks! 😉

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