The Terrorist
April 24, 2019
May 2, 2019

Expressions to avoid in communication (2) ‘Shut up’


Shut up and do your homework!

Common Use:

This phrasal verb is usually used to ask someone to stop talking or making a noise.

Why we should avoid it:

  • informal   
  • sounds violent and rude.
  • doesn’t show any respect for those to whom the speech is addressed.


It can be used between friends as a way of kidding.

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