Use filler words when you need to think about your answer or statement.
1. Don't tell me!: this filler word is used when you get to know a secret from someone.
Sam: Joe is dating Anna.
Jack: Don't tell me!
2. No way: under no circumstances; not at all.
E. g. You think she's alone? No way.
3. Basically: particularly when you're giving a presentation, and you need to buy some time to gather your thoughts.
E. g. Basically, the chart you see here is from this year's data.
4. Wow: when you like something but you don't get the right words. For example, when someone shows you something and you don't know what to say that would make them feel nice about it.
E. g. Wow! nice necklace!
5. Well: when two people are talking continuously, and sometimes they fall short of words, 'well' is used as a filler word to buy some time and gather thoughts.
E. g. Well, you know what happened the other day. . .
6. You see: this filler word has no meaning as such, but is often used when you can't think of a better word but want to continue talking.
E. g. I bought myself a new pen, you see.
7. Certainly: when you are acknowledging someone.
Jack: Would you be going to Sam's party?
8. By the way: a filler word when you have to change the topic and start discussing about something new.
E. g. By the way, what did you get for lunch today?
9. To be honest: when you are not comfortable sharing something, you use this filler word.
E. g. To be honest, I make enough money to fill my tummy.
10. In my opinion: the way I think about it
E. g. In my opinion, we should leave within 15 minutes or we will miss the bus.
11. Exactly!: rather than acknowledging by saying 'Yes'. A lot of people use 'Exactly'.
E. g. Exactly, I would be visiting my cousin.
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