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    By the way

    Hello Teachers
    Please help me out. In the next paragraph,is the underlined by the way okay?

    When people face real adversity
    disease, unemployment, or the disabilities of age affection from a pet takes on new meaning. A pet's continuing affection becomes crucially important for those enduring hardship because it reassures them that their core essence has not been damaged. Thus pets are important in the treatment of depressed or chronically ill patients. In addition, pets are used to great advantage with the institutionalized aged. In such institutions it is difficult for the staff to retain optimism when all the patients are declining in health. Children who visit cannot help but remember what their parents or grandparents once were and be depressed by their incapacities. By the way, animals have no expectations about mental capacity. They do not worship youth. They have no memories about what the aged once were and greet them as if they were children. An old man holding a puppy can relive a childhood moment with complete accuracy. His joy and the animal's response are the same.

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    Re: By the way

    Please tell us the source and author of that text.

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    Re: By the way

    The author used however but I wonder 'by the way' can be used instead of 'however'.

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    Re: By the way

    Quote Originally Posted by hhs010120 View Post
    The author used 'however' but I wonder if 'by the way' can be used instead of 'however'.
    No, and you should have given that information in post #1.

    In future posts, please tell us the source and author (if known) of any text you quote.

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