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Interesting quote from Amelie

Q. I had one question about Miss Golovin, a countrywoman. What do you think of her potential?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, you know, she's proved already a lot of things I think on the court. She's been playing pretty well last season, you know. She's hitting the ball hard. You know, she's a tough player. I think mentally she's pretty strong also. Still may be sometimes, you know, like when we say "junior," is like maybe she has to be on the right points more focused, focus on these points. But, you know, she's only like 17, I think. She's going to improve a lot. I think she has a lot of potential.

I don't know, but maybe Amelie's been reading WTAworld.

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Clearly, Amelie is trying to copy Serena and Maria. (Although she had to do it through Tati, because she herself is no longer 17). I'm surprised by the double standards on this board. Why isn't anyone bashing Amelie?

*Now you all know how silly this all is.

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Like, you know, Momo must have been like hanging out a bit with Cappy and Lisa Raymond just lately.

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Like, you know, Momo must have been like hanging out a bit with Cappy and Lisa Raymond just lately.
Kimmie too, right?

I give the not native-tongued English speakers a pass. However, I am curious for all you fabulous people who learned English not as your first language. Is "you know" a phrase that is commonly taught? It's bizarre how often these girls use the expression.
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Kimmie too, right?

I give the not native-tongued English speakers a pass. However, I am curious for all you fabulous people who learned English not as your first language. Is "you know" a phrase that is commonly taught? It's bizarre how often these girls use the expression.
It's bizarre, you know

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It's bizarre, you know
I'm trying to know..
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Well you know, I think the journalists you know tried to get her to say things about Tati that would you know help them sell newspapers... So you know, it's good that Amelie said nice things about you know Tati .
And to answer your question no the "you know" expression is not something we're taught in particular (well I wasn't anyway )

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Well you know, I think the journalists you know tried to get her to say things about Tati that would you know help them sell newspapers... So you know, it's good that Amelie said nice things about you know Tati .
And to answer your question no the "you know" expression is not something we're taught in particular (well I wasn't anyway )
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I am curious for all you fabulous people who learned English not as your first language. Is "you know" a phrase that is commonly taught? It's bizarre how often these girls use the expression.
No, we're not taught it at all!!! I think non-native English speakers use it more often than the native ones simply because... they don't know what to say! It's a way of letting time pass while you think of which words to use
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No, we're not taught it at all!!! I think non-native English speakers use it more often than the native ones simply because... they don't know what to say! It's a way of letting time pass while you think of which words to use
Thanks, makes sense Of course, Jennifer really has no excuse! hahahaha. Or maybe her first language was "meal-ticket"?
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She already say "you know" 5 times!


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Thanks, makes sense Of course, Jennifer really has no excuse! hahahaha. Or maybe her first language was "meal-ticket"?
or maybe "fridge"
I can picture her going places asking for "the fridge, where's the fridge?"
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No, we're not taught it at all!!! I think non-native English speakers use it more often than the native ones simply because... they don't know what to say! It's a way of letting time pass while you think of which words to use
Footballers seem to use the phase "you know" a lot too.

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