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how to actually write all possible non-word sounds in English correctly.
I mean, I know, there is often more than just one version.
e.g. "um" could be also written as "umm" or "ummm" depending on how long the thinker needs to complete a thought..
but if possible I'd like to know ALL possible "words" for such sounds that people pronounce when talking to their bodies on the street.(along with the meaning of those "non-words")
great forum here!
Here's a comment on writing 'laughter'.
The standard way in English is 'ha ha ha ha'.
I've noticed that many non-natives on the Forum write this as 'he he he he'. This always seems a little imappropriate to me, because that's the way we sometimes write 'sniggering', ie unpleasant laughter.
Best wishes, Clive
whippie!!!Thank you soo much!
that is a GREAT website and is exactly what I was looking for!!!
Yesterday I found out, that such sounds are very often written in comic books!
so, I was thinking about buying a few comic books for that
but that website is so much better.
THANKS A LOT!
"I was writing laughter" is probably incorrect, right?
Would it be correct to write:
"I had been writting..." ?? (If want to express that it is about my writings in the past)
I was writing . . . is OK.
But if you want to use a Perfect tense, say I have been writing . . .
Best wishes, Clive
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