by the way
This expression is used to introduce something you have just thought of.
Example: I saw him yesterday, oh, by the way did you know that he's quit his job?
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began
Began is the past tense of the irregular verb begin. Follow the link below to find out more and listen to some examples.
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as if
as though; in a way that suggests
Example: He looked as if he would cause trouble.
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came up
became available
Example: A chance like this doesn't come up very often.
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turned up
arrived
Example: He turned up at work two hours late.
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done
Done is the past participle of the irregular verb do. Follow the link below to find out more.
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took
Took is the past tense of the irregular verb take. Follow the link below to find out more and listen to some examples.
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meant
Here meant is the past participle of the irregular verb mean. Follow the link below to find out more.
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in my heart of hearts
To say in your heart of hearts means that you really believe something and feel that it is right.
Example: I didn't want it to be true, but in my heart of hearts I knew the doctor was right and that I would never walk again.
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face to face
To be face to face is to be with someone and be able to talk with them.
Example: I prefer face to face contact with my teacher.
felt
Here felt is the past tense of the irregular verb feel. Follow the link below to find out more and listen to some examples.
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come up with
invent; think of; suggest
Example: We need to come up with new ideas.
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