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  1. Yourjones
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    off key

    Hi, I sing off key, but my mom does not. But I do not want to say "she sings well". So what is the antonym of "off key" in SPOKEN English. Thanks.

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    Re: off key

    "on pitch"
    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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    Re: off key

    not a teacher

    A common way of expressing this in spoken English is "in tune; "I'm tone deaf but my mom usually sings in tune".

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    Re: off key

    BrE doesn't use "on pitch". We use "in tune" and "out of tune". We do sometimes use "off key".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: off key

    I agree that "in tune" is a better answer.
    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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