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I was wondering if a matter-of-fact tone was the same as a straightforward tone, and if these terms all mean “simple” or “without emotions”. (I am not a native speaker for that matter). If I speak or say something in a “matter-of-fact way” how am I saying it?

Thank you very much for helping me!

  • There is some description of this in Lexico. – Weather Vane Jun 17 '20 at 13:49
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    As a newsreader rather than an extremist or fanatical lobbyist would read it out. – Edwin Ashworth Jun 17 '20 at 14:00
  • Thank you lots! So if I understand, a matter-of-fact tone is neutral and unemotional? Like someone who tells the news? – Lou Jun 17 '20 at 18:08

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