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Some Common Expressions in English

July 20th, 2017 in English Learning


This is one of the most common expressions used in English. OK means all right. OK is sometimes written as okay.

  • ‘I’m sorry. I’m a little busy at the moment. I’ll talk to you later.’ ‘It’s OK. No problem.’
  • ‘Are you okay?’

Of course

Of course means ‘without any doubt’ or ‘certainly’.

  • ‘Can you help you?’ ‘Of course.’
  • ‘Could you get me something to drink?’ ‘Of course.’
  • ‘Do you know what I mean?’ ‘Of course.’

Of course is also used for giving permission in a polite way.

  • ‘May I come in?’ ‘Of course you may.’

Of course not

Of course not means ‘no’.

John: Could you lend me 100 rupees?
James: Of course not.

Of course not is also used to refuse permission.

John: Can I borrow your car tonight?
James: Of course not. I need it.

That’s fine with me

This expression is used to say that you have no problems with something.

Mary: I’m giving away your old shirts to some charities.

Stephen: That’s fine with me. (= I have no problems with that.)

The expressions that’s fine by me and that’s okay with me also mean the same.


Sure means ‘certain’.

Rahul: Excuse me. Can you help me?
Meera: Sure. What can I do for you?
Rahul: Do you know where the super market is?
Meera: There’s one just around the corner.
Rahul: Thank you.

More examples are given below.

  • ‘Will you do me a favour?’ ‘Sure. What’s it?’


Certainly is also used to mean ‘yes’.

Customer: Can I try this shirt on?

Salesman: Certainly. The changing rooms are over there.

Customer: Thank you.

As soon as possible

As soon as possible means ‘in the least amount of time’.

  • We need to take him to the doctor as soon as possible.
  • Please contact us with your latest resume as soon as possible.