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    nelson13 is offline Member
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    I mean-other phrases?

    Usually I MEAN is a filler phrase, and sometimes it is used to clarify some points that a speaker has just made.

    Are there any other expressions that I can use? I think I MEAN is too cliched.

    I thought of using I AM TALKING ABOUT, but it is too long a phrase.

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    Re: I mean-other phrases?

    How about these to start:

    What I want to say is...
    By this I mean... (this stops it from being an empty phrase)
    In other words...

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    Re: I mean-other phrases?

    Good suggestions. Thank you.

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