WONDER #1938: What Are Filler Words?

Question 1 of 3

Which of the following is NOT an example of a common filler word?

  1. um
  2. er
  3. so
  4. vegetable

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following terms is used to describe speech that’s not smoothly delivered or grammatically well-formed?

  1. disfluency
  2. discourse
  3. disc golf
  4. dysentery

Question 3 of 3

Filler words and phrases are commonly used during speech to fill what?

  1. glasses
  2. silence
  3. bowls
  4. semicolon

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