10/05/16 “What Expressions Can I Use to Gain Time to Think?”


let me see; let’s see; you know; I don’t know; I mean; kind of; sort of

Expressions of this kind (often called “fillers”) give the speaker time to think.
“How much are you selling it for?” “Well, let me see…”
“Why did you do that?” “Oh, well, you know, I don’t know, really, I mean, it just sort of seemed a good idea.”