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    comprehensively and understandably

    Can we say "He speaks understandably" meaning "He speaks distincly, comprehensively, his pronunciation is clear" (for example, about a non-native English speaker)?
    Last edited by englishhobby; 18-Mar-2017 at 13:07.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: comprehensively and understandably

    Yes, we can say that.

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    Last edited by teechar; 18-Mar-2017 at 14:31. Reason: added "not a teacher"

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    Re: comprehensively and understandably

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Can we say "He speaks understandably" meaning "He speaks distinctly, comprehensibly, his pronunciation is clear" (for example, about a non-native English speaker)?
    See above.
    I am not a teacher.

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