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change the subject

This page is about the collocation change the subject

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to start talking about a different topic

For example

  • Our boss always tries to change the subject when we ask him about our bonuses.

  • If Louise brings up politics again, change the subject or we'll get into another argument.

Quick Quiz

I changed the subject because I wanted to

a. discuss something else

b. study something else

c. talk to someone else

Contributor: Matt Errey