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Conversation Expressions and others

Conversation Expressions and others


Conversation Expressions

There are some sentences that we can use when conducting a conversation:

1. If you ask me, sama dengan “opinion” hanya saja lebih sopan ketimbang menggunakan “in my opinion…”

Exmp:  Budi : last night the soccer game won by A and the performance was amazing,
Tono : If you ask me, the performance of B even more impressive.

2. Speaking of… (berbicara tentang) , Linking new topic to old topic, biasanya digunakan untuk menghubungkan topik baru dengan    topik lama.

Exmp: Old Topic = Soccer >>> …….. speaking of the soccer, MU will release the summer uniform for competition next month.

3. As I Was Saying….(seperti yang saya katakan), Go back to earlier point in conversation. biasanya digunakan untuk menekankan suatu pernyataan yang sebelumnya sudah dibicarakan kemudian ditekankan lagi dengan pernyataan “As i was saying”.

By vs Until

Until/Till, Until used for “formal” situation and Till used for “informal” situation. Until/till [situation or event will continue up to certain time].

  1. I worked until 7 PM. [situasinya sedang bekerja dan akan berlangsung hingga pukul 7, setelah pukul 7 tidak bekerja lagi]
  2. I can use my parent’s car until 5 PM. [ sebelum pukul 5 mobil orangtuanya bisa dipakai, setelah lewat dari jam 5 tidak bisa]

By, something will happen before or at a certain time.

  1. I need to return my movie by January 12th. [pada situasi ini, by diartikan dengan “before” bukan at]
  2. I will finish my homework by 4 PM. [akan menyelesaikan PR sebelum pukul 4, jadi yang tepat adalah by diartikan dengan “before”]
  3. I will quit smoking by the summer. [akan berhenti merokok sebelum musim panas, “by=before”]

By the time (Pada Saat)

we use this before a verb.

  1. The subway was closed by the time I left work.
  2. The thief was gone by the time i called the police.


  1. I will stay at the party ………….. midnight. [until/by]
  2. I studied ………… 7 PM. [until/by]
  3. I will finish my essay ………… February. [until/by]
  4. I will be at the restaurant ………….. 8 PM. [until/by/All of them can be used based on the situation]


Don’t hesitate to contact me, I look forward your criticism and input 🙂

Thanks in advance

Kota Hujan,

Best Regards,


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Posted by on May 23, 2015 in ENGLISH, HOME, NC AND OTHER


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Prefer and Had Better

Prefer and Had Better


Assalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb. 🙂

This time I would like to share about “Prefer.. to” and “Had better”

PREFER…TO *lebih suka… dari pada…

We can use  “Prefer” if wanna say something that we like  “better”, kata yang digunakan untuk mengungkapkan “lebih suka..”

Formula :

                              S + Prefer + Ving + to + Ving

Prefer juga bisa diikuti dengan selain verb.


  • Which one do you prefer watching to sight seeing? *nonton / jalan-jalan?
  • He prefer education to entertainment (non verb)
  • His friend prefer fiction books to nonfiction books

HAD BETTER *sebaiknya…

Had better usually used for suggestion.

Contoh alternatif kalimat pembantu:

Biasanya digunakan untuk Mesin:

  • Turn off  : Mati
  • Turn On : Nyala

Pakaian dan sejenisnya:

  • Take off : Lepas/melepas
  • Put on   : Memakai


  • Get on  : Naik
  • Get off  : Turun

Suara (spesifik):

  • Turn down  : Kecil/mengecilkan
  • Turn up      : Naik/menaikkan


  1. He is studying, you had better turn down the type radio
  2. the weather is raining, you had better put on the raincoat
  3. This floor is dirty she had better mop the floor

That’s all ’bout “prefer” and “had better” 🙂

feel free to correct my article if any some mistake, don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any question, or go to discuss forum here.

Thanks, 🙂

Wassalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.

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Posted by on March 7, 2015 in ENGLISH, NC AND OTHER


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