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namsteven

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Dear friends and Teachers,

A: I can show you some ways to do that.
B: Like what?

- Can I say "for example?" or "for instance?" instead of "like what?"?

Thanks a million!

NamSteven
 

Neillythere

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Hi namsteven

As a Brit, but not a teacher, I would personally regard "Like what?" as a touch offensive.

I would prefer an answer such as "Such as?"

Hope this helps
Regards
NT
 

bhaisahab

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"For example?" and "For instance?" are good too.:)
 

BobK

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Hi namsteven

As a Brit, but not a teacher, I would personally regard "Like what?" as a touch offensive.

I would prefer an answer such as "Such as?"

Hope this helps
Regards
NT

:up: 'Like what?' suggests '... and I bet you can't provide an example'.
 
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