“So, I heard you're leaving us.”
A co-worker told you that another co-worker is leaving the company and taking a new job somewhere else. You want to talk to the person who's leaving to say goodbye. You start the conversation by saying this to her.
“Have you heard back about the lease yet?”
You want to renew the lease on your apartment. Your husband has sent an email to the landlord, but you don't know if she responded to him yet. You ask him this.
“I went straight home after work.”
You usually stop by the supermarket or the gym after work before coming home. But yesterday you wanted to get home earlier because you are hooked on a TV show that you've been watching on DVD. You tell this to your friend.
“I drove directly home after leaving work.”
You are suspected of a crime and have to tell the police exactly what you did on a certain night. You offer this as your alibi.
“Don't just sit there! Do something!”
You are busy cleaning up your house because there are guests coming over for an hour. Your children aren't helping and are just watching TV. You complain this to them.