On a different note

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Joel Smit, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Joel Smit Senior Member

    UK
    Dutch & English
    Could someone please give me an example how to use the phrase:
    "On a different note"?

    Is this OK:

    "Kelly and I are going to the movies tonight. On a different note, how was your test yesterday?"

    Thanks,
    Joel
     
  2. Matching Mole

    Matching Mole Senior Member

    England, English
    I think you have used it correctly in your example. The phrase indicates a change in subject, often one that has a different "tone" (e.g. from light to serious).

    However, I think it's a little formal or literary for use in casual conversation such as this.
     
  3. Joel Smit Senior Member

    UK
    Dutch & English
    Thank you..
     
  4. bibliolept

    bibliolept Senior Member

    Northern California
    AE, Español
  5. George French Senior Member

    English - UK
    "On a different note, how was your test yesterday?"

    "By the way, how was your test yesterday?" Informal, at least in UK-EN.

    GF..
     
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