Sometimes it can be hard to just come out and say what is wrong or how you are feeling. Perhaps you have some bad news for someone, or perhaps you’re unsure how to express yourself. This is when this phrase comes in handy:
“It’s just that..” is used to start off telling someone how you feel or what the problem is. Sometimes it’s followed by a pause as you find the words in the rest of the sentence.
Check out the video – the woman uses this phrase twice.
Here are some more examples:
“It’s just that..we’re not spending time together anymore..” (a wife says to her husband)
“It’s just that I worked really hard last year, and I expected more, to be honest” (an employee is not happy with his end of year bonus)
“It’s just that..it’s really hard. I’m not sure what to do.” (a mother isn’t sure how to deal with her son’s behaviour)
“It’s just that..I want a change. I’m not happy. I want to travel and see the world..” (President Obama thinks to himself as he is surrounded by new scandals).
What about you? Can you use this phrase with someone today to tell them about your situation?
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