Student or Learner
A teacher told me that "this said" is used to refer back to something said, but to follow it with a potentially opposing point of view.
But I am still uncertain about the exact meaning and the usage of this phrase. Can you show me some more detailed explanation and examples? In addition, is this phrase fomal or informal? Is it a parenthetical element which must be separated by commas?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by banderas; 04-May-2008 at 05:00. Reason: afterthought
Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
having said that or that said
: despite what I just said
▪ Their work has been fairly good. Having said that, I still think there's a lot of room for improvement.
▪ Much of the book was very dull. That said, I have to admit that the ending was extremely clever.
having said that (informal) used to introduce an opinion that makes what you have just said seem less strong: I sometimes get worried in this job. Having said that, I enjoy doing it, itís a challenge.
say - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
having said that
used to say that something is true in spite of what you have just said:
The diet can make you slim without exercise. Having said that, however, exercise is important too.