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    That being said = that that was said?

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    I think if you're naming the places after real places, then their appearance should be recognisable. That being said, you don't need to stick to the same street names etc. I don't think you have to worry about anyone saying, "There's no church on that street."

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    Default Re: That being said

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    That being said = that that was said?

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    I think if you're naming the places after real places, then their appearance should be recognisable. That being said, you don't need to stick to the same street names etc. I don't think you have to worry about anyone saying, "There's no church on that street."
    Just my view:
    That being said=Though that is said

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    No quite. It is more like "Now that it has been said". You use it when you first say something important, and you don't want your audience to get you wrong -- generally because you're going to qualify or depart from what you've just said. It might also work like a sort of safeguard, to use Taka's words. Eg.
    "I usually share democrats' point of view. That being said, I must say they got to find a decent candidate pretty quickly, because the former ones were really wanting".

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    Got it. Thank you Francois.
    Also than Sharguar for joining the thread.

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    What I got is:

    That being said = That is to say. :D

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    Again, not quite. 'That is to say' introduces an explanation: you're going to go into more details, or re-phrase your idea. 'That being said' is used when you move to another related idea, often going against or mitigating what you've just said.
    Compare:
    "She's a nice girl. That being said, I won't go out with her" <= ok :)
    "She's a nice girl. That is to say, I won't go out with her" <= not ok :(

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    I could not understand you, Francois.

    You won't go out with a nice girl, so you'd like to company a bad girl?

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    The logic is that although she's a nice girl, I won't go out with her. Then, it's a matter of putting things into words. The first sentence underlines the fact that I have a good opinion of her; I don't spurn her because she's an horrible character.
    The second sentence doesn't make sense, hence the 'not ok' comment.
    The goal is to show you the difference between 'that is to say' and 'that being said'.

    Is that any clearer?

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