Happy Monday, Freedom students! Here’s a TOEIC vocabulary word for you from my Culture Thought last week!
Reportedly (adv)—according to what some people say; what a person said (used to express the speaker’s belief that the information may not be true)
“Los Angeles is reportedly a fantastic city to live in.”
What do you think? Reportedly is a really tricky word, because sometimes it can express the speaker’s doubt that the information is true. Here’s an example:
“The President is reportedly going to step down in the next week.”
In both examples today, it isn’t clear if the speaker believes this to be true or not. Use context clues to help you determine if the speaker thinks it’s true or not. Usually, a speaker’s face will tell you what they think.
Try it out! Show off your sentence in the comments below!