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  1. Kaito-Hacker's Avatar
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    #1

    What is speaking in general?

    What is speaking in general?
    Please give me some examples.
    Last edited by Kaito-Hacker; 16-May-2010 at 21:27. Reason: used wrong word.

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    #2

    Re: What is speaking in general?

    Speaking in general means it applies to most things, without being specific.

    Something that is true "in general" might not be true in a specific situation.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: What is speaking in general?

    Is it right to say "general speaking" and/or "generally speaking"?

    General speaking we have no problem at the end of a day of work.
    Generally speaking we have no problem at the end of a day of work.

    Thanks.

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    #4

    Re: What is speaking in general?

    Generally speaking.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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