“Gosh, when was the last time we saw each other?”

English Lesson: Gosh, when was the last time we saw each other?

You're getting coffee with a friend from high school. You've been friends for a long time, but you live in different cities now. You're trying to remember when exactly you last got together.

Gosh, when was the last time we saw each other?

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Gosh

People say "Gosh" when they feel a strong emotion that they don't know how to express. For example, you can say "Gosh" in situations like these:

  • Your boss just offered you a promotion.
  • Your friend just told you that she's moving to another country.
  • You just realized that it's been over 15 years since you graduated from high school.

the last (something)

The "last ___" means "the one before now". Here are a few more examples to help you to understand how to use it:

  • If you sent a message an hour ago, that is your "last" message.
  • If you sent a message an hour ago and you just sent another one, the message an hour ago is your "last" message.

What if you sent three messages - one two hours ago, one an hour ago, and one just now?

  • The one you just sent is "this message" or "this last message".
  • The one you sent an hour ago is "the last message".
  • The one you sent two hours ago is "the previous message".