212 Using “Was Like” – Natural English Conversation

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The phrase was like is used when telling someone about a conversation you had. In your grammar book, this is called “reported speech.” But what the grammar book doesn’t tell you is that when we report a conversation to someone, we usually use the phrase was like . For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how was like is used in everyday, natural English conversation.

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I saw my friend Jack yesterday, and it looked like he was in a hurry. I was like, “Where are you going?” He was like, “I’m late for work.” So I was like, “What happened?” and he was like, “I overslept.” So, I was like, “good luck!”

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