Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) occurring in intervals, not continuous
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    • intermittent rain/problems/issues
  • Analysis

    Something which is intermittent is not continuous and occurs at intervals of time. Something which is intermittent begins, stops and begins again.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. It was a generally sunny day with intermittent patches of rain.
    2. Intermittent fasting is quickly becoming a big weight loss trend.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The negotiations went on intermittently for months before an agreement was signed.
    2. Ever since the new software was installed, we have been experiencing intermittent problems with our computer system which have proved very difficult to identify and resolve.
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