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    Does the word "by the way" mean the same as "incidentally"?

    Does the word "by the way" mean as same as "incidentally" in the below sentence?
    "Incidentally, have you heard the news about Sue?"

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    Re: Does the word "by the way" mean the same as "incidentally"?

    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: Does the word "by the way" mean the same as "incidentally"?

    Quote Originally Posted by eggcracker View Post
    Does the phrase "by the way" mean as same as "incidentally" in the sentence below?
    "Incidentally, have you heard the news about Sue?"
    Yes.

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    Re: Does the word "by the way" mean the same as "incidentally"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes.
    Can I add another question about "incidentally"?
    Does the use of "incidentally" make a sentence more formal than "by the way"?
    Last edited by eggcracker; 08-Jun-2012 at 23:02. Reason: typo.... my crazy keyboard

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    Re: Does the word "by the way" mean the same as "incidentally"?

    Quote Originally Posted by eggcracker View Post
    Can I add another question about "incidentally"?
    Does the use of "incidentally" make a sentence more formal than "by the way"?
    NOT A TEACHER

    IMO, yes.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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