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    On that note.

    These are the meanings of 'on that note' according to a dictionary:
    1) "This is a phrase which people use to transition between two ideas in a conversation, two parts of a speech, two sections of a meeting, etc. You're saying "let's move on to the next thing, which is related to what was just said."


    2) You can also use "On that note..." ironically to end a conversation.


    With regards to 1, is it necessary that the topic after I say 'on that note' should be related to the original topic? I wanted to give an example but I don't even know how to use it in conversation.

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    Re: On that note.

    There needs to be some connection between what is said about topic one that leads in to topic two.

    Say you're talking about an upcoming event and you're talking about volunteers who will help run the event. As the topic nears its end, someone mentions how you're going to feed them. You take that as a cue to move to the next topic, which is soliciting donations of food and drinks.

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    Re: On that note.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    There needs to be some connection between what is said about topic one that leads in to topic two.

    Say you're talking about an upcoming event and you're talking about volunteers who will help run the event. As the topic nears its end, someone mentions how you're going to feed them. You take that as a cue to move to the next topic, which is soliciting donations of food and drinks.
    I see. Thank you so much. Does the following conversation sound good:

    A: How was your test.
    B: It was okay. I think I'll get a B.
    A: On that note let's eat out tonight.

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    #4

    Re: On that note.

    I see no connection there.
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    Re: On that note.

    In that example, 'on that note' is a non sequitur.

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    Re: On that note.

    A teacher, before conducting a test, annouces that whoever got either an 'A' or a 'B' on the test, would be given an English dictionary book as a prize.


    (After the test)
    Aslam: Hey, Adil, how was your test?
    Adil: It was good! I got a 'B'.
    Aslam: Great! Do you remember what our teacher announced before she conducted the test?
    Adil: I surely do. She said she would give an English dictionary to each of those students got either an 'A' or a 'B'.
    Aslam: (excitedly) Exactly!
    Adil: What did you get on your test?
    Aslam: I got a 'B' too.
    Adil: Well, congrats! And, on that note, we both are gonna get a dictionary, each.
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    Re: On that note.

    That's another non sequitur, and not a good example, but I won't delete it as you went to a lot of trouble to compose it.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 04-Oct-2020 at 11:31.

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    Re: On that note.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    These are the meanings of 'on that note' according to a dictionary:
    1) "This is a phrase which people use to transition between two ideas in a conversation, two parts of a speech, two sections of a meeting, etc. You're saying "let's move on to the next thing, which is related to what was just said."

    With regards to 1, is it necessary that the topic after I say 'on that note' should be related to the original topic?
    Yes, of course. It's a central part of the definition!

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    Re: On that note.

    Adam: How did you do on your exam?
    Tom: I got an A.
    Adam: Well done. I got an A too. How do you feel?
    Tom: I'm exhausted and really hungry.
    Adam: Me too. On that note, I'm going to go home to get some dinner and then go to bed!

    Helen: Are you going to Sam's party?
    Bev: Yes. You?
    Helen: Of course. What are you going to wear?
    Bev: My favourite blue dress. What about you?
    Helen: I think I'll wear that pink skirt. On that/which note, I must go and buy some matching shoes!

    Can you see the connection between the preceding part of the dialogues and "On that note"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: On that note.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Adam: How did you do on your exam?
    Tom: I got an A.
    Adam: Well done. I got an A too. How do you feel?
    Tom: I'm exhausted and really hungry.
    Adam: Me too. On that note, I'm going to go home to get some dinner and then go to bed!

    Helen: Are you going to Sam's party?
    Bev: Yes. You?
    Helen: Of course. What are you going to wear?
    Bev: My favourite blue dress. What about you?
    Helen: I think I'll wear that pink skirt. On that/which note, I must go and buy some matching shoes!

    Can you see the connection between the preceding part of the dialogues and "On that note"?
    I absolutely do. How does this sound:

    A: How was your test?
    B: It was okay. I think I'll get a B.
    A: On that note let's go to the library and start studying for tomorrow's test.

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