Forgetting words of sentences while speaking

by shiva
(bangalore, karnataka)

Hello Robbie,

My problem is, when I memorize a word with a particular context, I am able to understand it, but when it comes to saying the whole sentence with the same word, I tend to forget most of the words in that sentence.

Example : If the word is "Provide", and I made a sentence like "There is an institution which provides all kinds of facilities to study."

If the same sentence has to be said, I tend to forget most of the words in the same sentence, why could this be happening?

I'm getting blocked while speaking for this reason. What do you think is the problem and what can I do about it? Thank you!

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Jun 28, 2011
How not to forget the words in a sentence
by: Robby Kukurs

Hi Shiva,

Try to omit some words and make the sentence shorter. Cut the "there is" bit and also "which" and "to study" and make the sentence into "Institution provides all kinds of facilities."

A phrase like this will be easier to memorize, and I suspect it's the little words that made it difficult to remember.

By memorizing "institution provides all kinds of facilities" you'll still be able to add other words when speaking.

Remember - you don't necessarily have to memorize a full, complete sentence; by just having the main pattern imprinted into your mind you're laying foundations for natural and fluent English.

So you can even cut it down to "institution provides facilities" if it makes easier for you!

Hope this helps,



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