For good measure

Add 'for good measure' to indicate something is in addition to what has already been said



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“For good measure” is a phrase you can use in your speech or writing to indicate that something is in addition to what has already been said or done.

In today’s lesson, you learned about the Chinese balloon that floated over American airspace. America accused China of sending the balloon to spy on sensitive military sites. China replied that it was only a weather research balloon and it was blown off course. Then, for good measure, they said Americans had sent spy balloons to China.

This is an example of using “for good measure” to add something to what has already been said.

Some chefs like to add garlic to a lot of dishes. You might follow a recipe exactly, but then add a few cloves of garlic for good measure.

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