by the way

by the way


  • incidentally
  • additionally, not in context with the ongoing conversation or as a side point
  • can be used to soften a blow or give news that is not pleasant because there is a pause after the phrase through a comma

Example Sentences

  1. I will not be going to the party. By the way, I do not like him too much.
  2. You needn’t know everything about him. By the way, he has great bank balance.
  3. By the way, I will come to your house in a while to update my notes.
  4. To go for the movie will seriously damage my schedule. By the way, you are not going either.
  5. By the way, my mother will be home for dinner tomorrow. Be sure to get done with your meetings sooner so you can spend some time with her.
  6. Don’t you know that he has moved on? By the way, no one knows where he lives since the last one year.
  7. By the way, I would be taking your car for my concert. I won’t be able to find a taxi to such a place.
  8. By the way, could you please make the dinner for all of us today?”


This is a modern day phrase and used in common parlance. In written the abbreviation BTW is also a popular way of addressing this phrase. The literary origin of this phrase cannot be traced accurately.

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Uriarra BTW – This is a common use of BTW in gaming, especially when filling in your “Profile Name” say on Steam.

- Uriarra Heap May 7, 2021

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