You're writing an essay about things the government has been doing to control climate change. You write this to explain that the government hasn't done much to fight climate change because they have been focused on improving the economy instead.
Your friend didn't go to his son's birthday party because he was working. You think that going to the party was more important than going to work. Angrily, you say this to your friend.
You are in the break room at work and chatting with a coworker. You have spoken with this person before about how you both like the TV show Lost. You want to discuss what happened on the most recent show. You ask this.
Your friend got laid off last year and hasn't been able to find a new job. You're talking with another friend who knows her. You say this about how worried you both are.
You're telling a story about a friend of yours who made embarrassing mistakes in two different job interviews. You describe the mistakes that your friend made, and then you say this to describe the result of the interviews.