字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is prepositional phrase 10. The prepositional phrase today is at a loss for words. Okay. Let's take a look at the note. If someone is at a loss for words, he or she does not know what to say or how to respond to a particular situation. One is basically speechless. Okay. Let's continue. It is easy to see how this phrase was formed. If one is lost for something, it means they don't have it or cannot find it. So in the same sense, you can't find the words because there's something about the situation that has kind of made your mind blank. It has shocked you or it made you over emotional or something like that and you just you just can't find any words. Your brain can't come up with some words. So you , you will often say that you're at a loss for words. Let's continue. You can also use the phrase "words fail me " in similar situations. Okay . Let's continue. All right. Let's look. We have got four examples here. Let's look at the different examples. Here's the first one. I cannot believe what he said. it was... I was too shocked. I was at a loss for words. So of course, in this case you are shocked. And you're so shocked by what this person said that you just didn't know how to respond. So you could say you are at a loss for words in this situation. All right. Number two here. I was at a loss for words to see the amount of people who donated money to help me out of my difficult situation. So this is actually a good reason. Sometimes you know, something that touched your heart so much or touched you emotionally and for that reason maybe you can't think and you could be at a loss for words in that sort of situation too. Let's look at number three here. When he showed up for the interview wearing just his underwear, I was at a loss for words. Yes here's another one where you were just completely shocked. You just, don't know what to say. It was too shocking and too unexpected a sort of a situation. All right. Number four here. The topic was just too stupid and boring I couldn't think of any interesting questions to ask. Maybe that was your job you were supposed to ask some interesting questions and there's just nothing about the topic that was interesting at all. So I was at a loss for words. it just means you know, you just didn't have anything in your head. You couldn't figure it out. In this sense you can also say I was at a loss for words. Or again in all these situations you probably could have said words failed me too. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.