“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?
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 ___" 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".