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Used when pausing while speaking - synonyms or related words

OK

interjection

used when you want to start talking about something or want to continue discussing it after a pause

well

interjection

used for continuing to tell someone something after a pause

like

adjective

spoken

used when you pause while you are thinking what to say next, or because of a habit in the way that you speak

oh

interjection

used when you pause because you are thinking about what you are going to say

and

conjunction

mainly spoken

used when you pause to make a remark in the middle of a sentence

now

adverb

spoken

used when you pause before deciding what to say next

you know

informal

used while you think about what to say next

I’m sorry

used for interrupting yourself to correct a mistake that you have made while speaking

brinner

a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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