I 've often heart someone using the word "anyway" to stop a discussion or a argumentation. Does anyone know the exact meaning of this term in this context?
I understand it in the meaning of "however" in this context.
Hello elron8 and Birgit,
When anyway is used on its own at the end of a discussion, especially when people don't agree,it sort of means:"Think what you like but let me think what I like". I am not surprised you have often hearD it to put an end to an argument(=debate)
However is a synonym of still OR yet and is more often used at the beginning of a conversation. EX English is not easy. However/still/yet I love it. Be careful because still can also be used like this: -I still have problems with anyway. True? If you have,let me know.
Have a good day.
thank you for you answers.
I think I understood it too like "Think what you like but let me think what I like", and I think it more clear in my mind, thanks once more.
Moreover, I'm interesting in another term currently used : "nevermind". From my point of view, I think when it is used at the end of a sentence, it means that the things saids just before are not important, doesn't it? What's do you think about it...?
hello, elron8, I think your explanation is good, I think you can replace "nevermind" by "don't bother " (because it's not very important) Do you know the idiom "it knocks but once " ?
I don't know what's mean that idiom???
Could you tell us???
An other question.... If you have a formal conversation, what is better to use nevermind or don't bother...
Well, Hi everyone! The expression "Never mind!" is often used after saying "Thank you!", means like "No problem", Right Gee?