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    Question When and how to use "so to speak"?

    Hello everyone,

    Just as the title says, I am really confused with this "so to speak" thing.

    As you see I am not a native English speaker, my mind tends to accept only the simplified explanations of

    terms/phrases/idioms/words.

    So could someone please explain when and how to use "so to speak" with simple explanation so I get the meaning of

    it? Furthermore, could you give some easy examples using "so to speak"?

    I'll be really grateful.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: When and how to use "so to speak"?

    Click here for examples of the usage of this phrase.

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    Default Re: When and how to use "so to speak"?

    @ Rover ... So does it mean I use it at the end of the sentence when what I said isn't "literally" the way I said it but I just said it to maybe to make it sound a little humorous/funny/sadder/clearer/descriptive/different?

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    Default Re: When and how to use "so to speak"?

    You seem to have grasped it, but it doesn't always come at the end of the sentence.

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    Default Re: When and how to use "so to speak"?

    hmmmm... Could you please give me one or two sentences with it? Some casual sentences from daily routine, the ones most commonly used?

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    Default Re: When and how to use "so to speak"?

    NOT A TEACHER

    Have you tried COCA? I just did a search, which yielded 2573 citations.

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    Default Re: When and how to use "so to speak"?

    Wowwwwww!!!! That website is truly a sea of knowledge, so to speak. :D

    Thanks Chicken Sandwich. Really awesome stuff! The first thing I have done is bookmarked that website.

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