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30 / 05 / 2005

TALKATIVE: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope you had a good weekend. Today we are going to finish our review of the word talk, with the adjective form: TALKATIVE Meaning: a person who talks a lot is talkative. Example 1: My sister-in-law is so talkative that it's impossible to get a word in edgewise.* * to get a word in edgewise is an expression that means to be able to take part in the conversation. We usually use this expression with a negative word or expression to indicate that someone else won't let us speak ("I can't get a word in edgewise"). Example 2: My mother says I was very talkative as a baby, but I don't think that's true anymore. The opposite of talkative is quiet. Example 3: Lucy is a quiet child in general, but she enjoys talking about her hobbies. I hope we have answered your question satisfactorily, Maribel. If you have any questions about the word talk in any of its forms, please don't hesitate to contact us. Have a good day!


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