“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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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".