Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Clue"

The meaning of "Clue" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does "the clue proved to be the key" mean?
A: I haven't heard this phrase often. However, I believe it means that the clue was very revealing and helpful in solving a mystery.

For example, a "key" will help unlock a mysterious box buried in your closet. If a clue is a "key", it is the next step to unlocking the truth.
Q: What does what does "clue" means? mean?
A: clue is a word for something that helps answer a question. For example, her ring was a clue that she was married.
Q: What does I hadn't the slightest clue. mean?
A: well with the auxiliary didn't you don't need put the verb in past
Q: What does not a clue mean?
A: To not know

I don't have a clue why she came. = I don't know why she came.

Do you know why?
Not a clue.

Do you know why?
I don't know.
Q: What does no clue mean?
A: no clue means not having an idea

Example sentences using "Clue"

Q: Please show me example sentences with you don’t have a clue.
A: “You don’t have a clue about how much I have sacrificed for you!

I bet you don’t have a clue about what I’m going to say

I have no clue where I will go to college”

You don’t have a clue=You don’t know anything
Q: Please show me example sentences with clue.
A: It can mean you don't know a particular piece of information.

A: "Do you know what time the bus arrives?"

B: "I have no clue."

Saying someone "is clueless" can mean you're implying they are stupid.

A: Brittany doesn't know how to do laundry or wash dishes, she is so clueless!"
Q: Please show me example sentences with To have no clue.
A: I have no clue how to answer this question.
Q: Please show me example sentences with clue.
A: Give me a clue. I don't have a clue where Chiyomi has gone. Please clue me in if you hear anything. The first clue we found was a discarded soy sauce bottle. That guy really doesn't have a clue.
Q: Please show me example sentences with "thin but telling " ex: He decided aloud:"I'll leave them clues that I'll leave them clueless , thin but telling".
A: "I tried to ask him what he likes to do. His responses were thin but telling."

"Her feedback on my paper was thin but telling."

Thin but telling means something is small or plain but tells you a lot of information.

For example, If someone asked what I'm interested in and I said "marine biology". That's a very short (thin) answer but it tells you a lot about me. You can assume from that answer that if I like marine biology that I also like animals, the ocean, and science.

Synonyms of "Clue" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between I’ve no clue and I’ve no idea ?
A: It means the same thing but it’s just preference to what you prefer to say
Q: What is the difference between I Had no clue and I Had no idea ?
A: They can generally be used under the same circumstances, to a varying degree of intensity.

- I had no idea he had planned a birthday surprise for me.
- He had no clue what had happened (absolutely no idea)
Q: What is the difference between clue and lead ?
A: @Wheel: Clue helps you solve a puzzle or a mystery.

lead helps you find clues towards solving a mystery
Q: What is the difference between No clue and No idea ?
A: @jankov23: There's really no difference

I have no idea what you're talking about

I have no clue what you're talking about

I have no idea where he went

I have no clue where that place is
Q: What is the difference between clue and cue ?
A: cue = a signal showing when it is time to do something
clue = a piece of evidence that helps solve a mystery or a crime; information that someone needs

The trumpet player waited for the cue from the conductor. = the trumpet player waited for the conductor to give him a signal to begin
Sue hinted that it was time to leave, and I followed her cue. = I did what Sue indicated

Detectives combed the crime scene looking for clues. = they searched for information that would help them solve the crime
When you come across an unfamiliar English word, you should look at the surrounding words for clues to its meaning. = you should look for information in the rest of the sentence

Translations of "Clue"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I have no clue what it’s like to work on the day shift, because I’ve never done that before. Do these sound natural?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? clue
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? no clue
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? ( please give me a clue about the question I’ve asked in this voice message)
A: Your accent is quite good but your grammar/use of words may be something to focus on to improve
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? clue
clue
A: @thiagop4: clue or a hint

Other questions about "Clue"

Q:
1.I haven't got any clue.
2.Come again? ( what did you say )
3.I rather like to do things off the cuff.

Do you think these phrases are sounds natural? Isn't it too casual to use in slightly formal situation?
A: I think...

1. I haven't got any clue.

I'd say "I haven't got a clue." It's very natural and casual for everyday speech.

2. Come again? ( what did you say )

This is OK in casual speech between friends. It can also mean "I don't believe what you're telling me" if you say it with a strong question intonation.

3. I rather like to do things off the cuff.

"rather" makes this sentence sound a bit formal. If you leave "rather" out it's very natural.
Q: 1. "I haven't a clue."
2. "I haven't got a clue."
Which sentence sounds more natural?
A: Number 2. I haven't got a clue.
Q: it turned out he had no clue how important that day was. the opportunity was available in a very little while and it was that day! does this sound natural?
A: @tjstkdn 'For very little while' is what sounds a little bit unnatural. The meaning is the same but 'for a very short time' sounds better.
Q: I have not clue in finding any influential writers or new novels that have huge influence in the past decade. It sounds unrealistic, but it is sadly true. None of these works can fully intrigue me or convince me that the writer really devote his or her energy and time in writing. When the economy is proceeding at a fast pace, people just focus on getting rich overnight and they cannot actually calm down to write something real. These days, only fantasy novels can achieve prevalence and attract attention as it meets the demand of dreaming something big, but this kind of literature has no practical value to the general public. does this sound natural?
A: Put a A in front of clue so it says "I have not a clue" Also, change devote to devoted. You are talking about the past tense I believe, therefore devoted sounds better. :)
Q: I have no clue how to rephrase this sentences. Please help me. thank you
A: c. Much as I loved chips, my doctor says they're bad for me.
d. However much sums you offer them, they'd never agree....
e. No matter how often they ask me, I'm not....
h. Intelligent as she is, she wastes most evenings...

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