By the way, did you want tickets for the match on Saturday? Conversational expressions

About Words - Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog

by Kate Woodford​

conversationLearners of English often want to know expressions which they can use to manage their conversations – words and phrases that, for example, connect ideas or introduce new ideas. Some of these expressions do not appear in dictionaries so we thought it might be helpful to take a look at this area here.

A conversation between two or more people usually focuses for a certain amount of time on one topic so when a speaker wants to start a new topic, they often use a phrase to introduce it. By the way is probably the most common way of doing this:

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