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How common and natural is the phrase "as in aside" in spoken English?
As an aside, do you think he is going to help us?
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Please consider the following sentence too.,
You want to keep talking about the first thing after you say something else briefly, when you say "as an aside". Example: "As an aside, do you love Victoria?"
Saying as an aside is sometimes used as a polite way to change the topic and talk about something else. Example: "Then he says to me, as an aside, let's get out of this place."
You say "as an aside" when you are talking about one thing and you want to talk about something else then come back to the first thing." Example: "As an aside: Is anyone hungry?"
People are waiting to help.