You and a friend are talking about soccer. You're discussing a player who used to be really, really good, but now he's older and not as good as he used to be. However, he's still a lot better than the other players on his team. You say this.
You are giving a presentation at a conference. You want the audience to ask questions if there's anything they don't understand. Near the beginning of your presentation, you say ths.
It's cold outside and it's been raining recently. You're chatting with another mother at your child's daycare center. You're both leaving now. You want to say something nice to her as you leave, so you warn her to dress warmly.
You're chatting with a coworker, who tells you that he's going to a music festival this weekend. It seems like fun, so you respond enthusiastically.
“At first I was nervous, but as time went on I got more and more comfortable, to the point that now I actually enjoy it.”
You joined an acting class because you were very shy. You explain that the class has made you more comfortable with performing in front of people.