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  • Hello everybody.

  • Good to see you.

  • So, the phrase, I don't know, was probably one of the first things that you learnt when starting to study English.

  • Yes, of course, it is a really popular phrase.

  • However, we do have lots of alternatives that we use as well, and that's the topic of today's video, my top three alternatives to the phrase, I don't know.

  • As ever, before I start, if you haven't already, please don't forget to click subscribe.

  • Also, please look out for the answer to today's Greg's challenge, with the question, what city does Greg the Detective visit?

  • When you think you know, just comment below.

  • Anyway, alternatives to, I don't know.

  • Let's get started.

  • - Pssst. Pssst. - What?

  • What's number one?

  • Number one, what is it?

  • I haven't got a clue.

  • The phrase, I haven't got a clue, is popular in British English.

  • However, the alternative, I don't have a clue, is much more popular in American English.

  • There are also two other variations on this phrase,

  • I haven't a clue, and, I have no clue.

  • I haven't got a clue.

  • Hello?

  • Greg, it's me, it's Greg.

  • Greg, hey.

  • How you doing? You okay?

  • Yes, I'm fine, but, listen, no time to talk.

  • I'm on a quiz show. I need your help.

  • Oh, okay.

  • What is the capital of the USA?

  • The USA, like the United States of America?

  • Yes, the USA.

  • The city that's got the White House in it.

  • What's the name? Quickly.

  • I haven't got the foggiest.

  • The phrase you heard is, I haven't got the foggiest.

  • However, you might also hear this with the word, idea, at the end.

  • I haven't got the foggiest idea.

  • This is a very British phrase and it's not very common in American English.

  • I haven't got the foggiest.

  • So, as you know, I went to Manchester last weekend to investigate the murder.

  • I walked around the city.

  • I visited the attractions there.

  • But what about the murderer?

  • Oh, the murder?

  • Oh, search me.

  • The phrase, search me, is often used to stress when you don't know something.

  • It is used in both British and American English.

  • It is a phrase that will be understood by all native speakers.

  • However, it is a phrase that's much more popular and used by older generations.

  • Search me.

  • There you go, my top three alternatives to the phrase, I don't know.

  • Before you go, please don't forget to comment below with the answer to today's Greg's challenge,

  • and the question, what city does Greg the Detective visit?

  • And of course, please don't forget to subscribe to the channel,

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  • But that's all from me.

  • Thanks for stopping by.

  • Great to see you guys again.

  • I'll see you next time for more language fun.

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3 alternatives to ‘I don’t know’ in English

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    Minnie 發佈於 2021 年 03 月 10 日
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