Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
a while (back/ago)
a while agoa while back
1) some time ago/in the past
How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
That happened a while ago/a while ago I went
When you refer to something 'a while back' or 'a while ago', it means something that happened a moderate amount of time ago in the past. "I told you that a while ago!" You will hear this phrase used often in social and professional situations to refer to events in the past.
Social Examples (Basic)
It's not that long since I saw my brother.It was just a while agowhen we met for lunch.
Ifinished my assignment a while back. So now I can relax.
Professional Examples (Basic)
I was talking to John about GDPR training, butthat was a while ago. We should revisit that idea.
My first job was with an Events Organization company,but that was a while ago - almost seven years now.
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