9. 3 reporting an incident

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Before/As soon as/When I realised what had happened/ was happening...
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referring to time

It was only (a minute/much) later (that) I realised/remembered...
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referring to time

It all happened so quickly/fast/slowly.
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referring to time

He reminded me of Tom Cruise
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describing impressions of a person or thing

He looked/seemed as if he was a student.
like a student. about 30/very strong.
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describing impressions of a person or thing

It never occurred to me/It didn't cross my mind (that) he was a thief.
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other phrases for reporting

My mind/I went blank.
go blank if your mind goes blank, you are suddenly unable to remember something: When she saw the exam questions, her mind went blank. THESAURUS forget
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other phrases for reporting

I didn't catch the car number plate. /what he said.
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other phrases for reporting

Why didn't you phone us when you first saw the man behaving strangely?
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It never crossed my mind until I saw the picture on Crimebeat on TV.
crossed

And when you saw Crimebeat...?
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It occurred to me then that I should contact you.
occurred

We appreciate that. Tell me what happened.
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I saw him near the factory. He looked as if he was taking photos of the building.
if

Do you remember anything else?
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When he saw me he left quickly and he looked guilty.
looked

Why didn't you call someone right away?
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It was only later that I realised that there was something strange about how he left.
realised

Maybe he'd finished?
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I don't know. It just seemed quite strange but then I didn't think any more about it till I saw the programme.
strange


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