I've been heard "that being said" in many occasions, especially, on the meetings or public speaking, but I'm not sure I comprehend its meaning exactly. It seems that many speakers were using "that being said" when they tried to summarize their opinions or draw the conclusion. Then, I google it and receive 2 results:
_Some people think: That being said (or that having been said, having said that) is used as a transition from something you have just said to something different, often something that contradicts the first thing. It is close in meaning to however.
_Others believe: That being said=that means
So which one is correct??
Thank you so much.
Xin chào. So the first one is actually a better definition. For example; you can use this phrase when you want to give the reason why or why not you believe something to be the best option. "I love the view of the ocean at this hotel, but "that being said" I would not go to the beach because I cannot swim, so I would rather choose the roadside hotel that is less expensive"
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