Element FORM/USE: ORGANISING, MARKING NEW KNOWLEDGE, INFORMAL
SuperCat DISCOURSE MARKERS
SubCat discourse markers in writing
Lexical Range N/A
Level B1
Cando Can use 'you see', 'the thing is' as discourse markers to mark new knowledge, usually in informal contexts.
Corrected Learner Example You see, in the park, you can enjoy fresh air. (Vietnam; B1 THRESHOLD; 2009; Vietnamese; Pass)

The thing is, if I could move I'd go to the countryside. (Brazil; B1 THRESHOLD; 2010; Portuguese; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
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