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  • 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.

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English Tutor Nick P Prepositional Phrase (10) At a Loss for Words

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