Talking to yourself is a great way to learn English!
When I have misplaced something here is what I say:
Singular: a key, a notebook, a book, my bento, my wallet, tape)
Where could it have gone?
Where can it have gone?
Where can it be?
Where could it be?
Where on earth can it be?
Where on earth could it be?
Plural: keys, notebooks, books, papers, scissors
Where could they have gone?
Where can they have gone?
Where could they be?
Where can they be?
Where on earth can they be?
Where on earth could they be?
Here is what I sound like—DAILY—:
Where is my pen? I just had it. Oh I drive myself nuts. Where on earth can it be?
Come on, Katie, Time to be more organized! Where can it have gone! It’s not on the table.It’s not near my book. OH!LOL! Here it is, in my back pocket! OK! Yea!
The next time you lose something talk to yourself—in English—out loud, under your breath, in your head.
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