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    Default another way of saying "by the way"

    Hi!
    Could anyone please to tell me if there are any other idoms or phrasal verbs which expressing the similar meaning with "by the way"?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: another way of saying "by the way"

    "Oh, and while I think of it:..." is the closest I can think of....but I don't see it as a substitute.

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    Default Re: another way of saying "by the way"

    Maybe "Incidentally".

    By the way/Incidentally, welcome to the forums.

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    Default Re: another way of saying "by the way"

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    "Oh, and while I think of it:..." is the closest I can think of....but I don't see it as a substitute.
    - and "think" isn't the only possible verb - depending on context: 'while I'm/you're here', for example.

    Columbo used some catch-phrase which escapes me at the moment - maybe 'Oh, and one other thing...'.

    There's also 'as it happens', which doesn't mean quite the same in all contexts, but is often interchangeable.

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    Thank you all for your kind replies! Keep up with the good works!

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    Default Re: another way of saying "by the way"

    By the way, I hope you'll forgive a small correction...

    'Keep up', in that context, doesn't need the 'with'; you keep up with 'the daily reminders' or 'the weekly payments', but you just 'keep up the good work [singular]'. (Good works are things like visiting the sick, helping out at soup-kitchens - that sort of thing - charitable deeds).

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    Default Re: another way of saying "by the way"

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    but you just 'keep up the good work [singular]'
    in such a context I would rather use 'keep on the good work'.

    Am I wrong!

    Oh, by the Way, can be abbreviated as BTW.

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    Default Re: another way of saying "by the way"

    Speaking of which...
    While we are on the subject....

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    Default Re: another way of saying "by the way"

    Quote Originally Posted by Disaster Master View Post
    in such a context I would rather use 'keep on the good work'.

    Am I wrong!

    Oh, by the Way, can be abbreviated as BTW.
    Indeed it can, but I don't expect everyone to know that. I've only met it, BTW, in digital contexts (Internet, mobile phones). I haven't heard it in speech (possibly because "By the way" is quicker to say than "BTW" [like, while we're at it, "World Wide Web"]).

    You'd be right to use "keep on" in the - much less formal - "keep on truckin'" or "keep on keepin' on". But the best thing to do with good work is to keep it up



    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Speaking of which...
    While we are on the subject....
    Also (less formal) "while we're at it/about it...".

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    Default Re: another way of saying "by the way"

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    You'd be right to use "keep on" in the - much less formal - "keep on truckin'" or "keep on keepin' on". But the best thing to do with good work is to keep it up

    Thank you dear Bobk.
    However, when I use ‘keep on’, I use it in the sense of , ‘never stop’, which best to be conveyed using ‘keep on’ rather than ‘keep up’ as was taught at school.

    On the other hand, I would use ‘keep up’ in such a sense as in “He keeps up acquainted with the latest updates in his field by so ‘n’ so’.

    Undoubtedly, I cannot be better than a native speaker in his own mother tongue, just I just want to make sure that I get and only get the correct information.

    Please, keep up/on the good work.

    Cheers.

    Oh, I forgot to say that you would not find 'BTW' except in a written context.
    Last edited by Disaster Master; 01-Aug-2008 at 11:31.

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