Conversational phrases beginning with A. Select a phrase for more details.
You can say this if you think something's not fair or not reasonable.
You can add this to a description to make what you say sound more informal or colloquial.
You can say this if something's happened later, or taken longer, than it should have.
You can say this if you think it's time to do something.
A polite thing to say when you're letting somebody do something before you do, such as walk through a door or take salad from a bowl.
You can say this if someone wants to do something before the normal or proper time.
You can say this instead of "yes" if you're accepting a suggestion or granting permission.
You can say this to make sure you've been understood, or to let someone know you've understood them.
You can say this if you're trying to comfort someone.
You can say this to get everyone's attention.
You can say this if you agree with a suggestion or a request, but you know that others might not agree.
You can say this to wish someone good luck when you're saying good-bye.
You can say this about something that's good, but not exactly what's need or not all that's needed.
This is a polite thing to say when you're offering to help someone.
You can ask this if you want to know if someone's been able to do or find something.
You can say this when you're adding information, or when you're correcting wrong information.
You can say this when telling someone what you think or believe is true, based on what you've deduced so far.
You can say this when telling someone what you know so far, when there could be other facts you don't know.
You can say this when giving your personal opinion or views about something.
You can say this if something's true by chance, esp. if it's surprising.
You can say this instead of "already" when describing the way things are.
You can say someone's "at it" if they're doing something you don't approve of, esp. if they often do it.
You can say this when clarifying or changing what you've just said.
You can use this when mentioning something positive in a generally negative situation or context.
You can say this when stating the most important fact, or the most fundamental truth, of a situation.
You can use this to introduce another fact or view that should be considered alongside those already mentioned.