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by the way • so anyway • embarrassingly
 like • talk about it
  1. I had almost forgotten that, but now that you I remember it like it was yesterday.
  2. , that's why I wasn't able to come to your party.
  3. , I really like the dress that you're wearing.
  4. I fell on my face in front of the boy I liked.
  5. And then he was , "Okay let's get coffee."
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by the way


Oh, by the way, was it expensive?

We say 'by the way’ when we suddenly think of something we want to say. Notice the following.

  1. By the way, Jack wants you to call him.
  2. Oh, by the way, are you coming to the party tomorrow?

so, anyway


So, anyway I paid the check and left.

Here, ‘so anyway’ is used to return to an earlier point. Notice the samples.

  1. So anyway, what did you finally do?
  2. So anyway, I’m having coffee and I see an elephant walking down the street!



Embarrassingly, I forgot her name.

When we do something foolish we feel embarrassed. Here are two samples.

  1. I forgot to use the ATM so embarrassingly my guest paid for dinner.
  2. In Paris I embarrassingly ordered café Américain. The waiter just laughed.



So like, what did you do there?

Sometimes in American English, ‘like’ is used in conversation as a pause. It’s very informal. Notice the samples.

  1. I was like, shocked to hear the news.
  2. He was like, so happy that he passed the test.

now that you talk about it


It’s interesting now that you talk about it.

We say ‘now that you talk about it’ when a topic of conversation reminds us of something or someone. Notice the following.

  1. I thought he was rude too, now that you talk about it.
  2. Now that you talk about it, when is the final exam?