27 / 10 / 2005

ANYWAY: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today we are going to explain another word that is common in spoken English. Today's word is: anyway It is used: to change the subject or to end a conversation. Example 1 Donald: [finishing a description]... it was a great place to visit and I really recommend it. Anyway, have you made plans for your next holiday? Liz: Well, I think I'll just stay here and relax. Example 2 Manager: Your comments on the new facilities are very interesting and I will take them into consideration. Anyway, I was talking about our trimester results. We need to improve in these two areas.... A synonym for anyway is anyhow. We can use anyhow in the sentences above with the same meaning: "Anyhow, I was talking about our trimester results." NOTE: Spelling is important! It is not the same to say anyway (one word) as any way (two words). Any way means any method or manner. Example 3 You can study English any way you would like, but if you want to learn you have to do a little each day and be consistent. Anyway has other meanings and uses (for example, despite or to say that something is not important) but we'll explain those meanings in another Daily Vitamin. Please post any questions about today's Daily Vitamin in the Daily Vitamin Plus! section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section, please don't hesitate to contact us. Have a pleasant day!


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