English Idiomatic Expression: “When it comes to…”

By Robby

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When it comes to speaking fluent English, there’s no better way of getting your speech going that learning idiomatic expressions and using them in your real life conversations!

Today is no exception, and what I want to draw your attention to is the very first sentence of this article. “When it comes to…” is a very handy English expression, and I decided to make a video about it to tell you guys how to use it best.

This expression – “When it comes to…” – has many equivalent English phrases and expressions.

“As for…”

“In relation to…”

“Speaking of…”

… and many more phrases can be used the same way you’d use the one I’m looking at in today’s video.

Still, I believe that “When it comes to…” is the most informal and friendliest of them all, and that’s why it’s my personal favorite.

But what about you?

Have you heard other English speakers use it a lot?

Or maybe this is the first time you actually hear this particular expression?

Let me know about it in the comments below!

Talk to you soon,

Robby 😉

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  • Atif My man

    *when it came to

  • Deepika

    I was a novice when it comes to cooking but necessity taught me. Is this sentence correct?

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  • Yes, sure, you can most definitely use such and similar expression when giving your opinion on something!

  • gds

    Hi there.. i just have a query.. is it possible to use when it comes to (and the like expressions such as for, in terms of ..etc) with an opinion.. for instance, when it comes to her personality, I THINK he is quite sensitive.. or in terms of grammar, I BELIEVE that studying verbs is the most difficult.. thank you so much..

  • Same goes with me – I’m quite knowledgeable when speaking about subjects I’m interested in but when it comes to anything else beyond my area of interest I wouldn’t be able to say much about it!

  • jose

    I know a lot of mathematics but when it comes to geography I couldn´t even tell you the name of the most important mountains in Spain

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  • Thanks, these are perfect examples containing this phrase, I couldn’t come up with better ones! 😉

    When it comes to errors – your sentences are perfect, I have to give you that! 😉



  • Tanvir86

    1 I can use a computer but when it comes to repairing(verb +ing) them, I don’t know a thing.

    2.When it comes to relationships,everyone makes mistakes.

    3.He is a bit of an expert when it comes to computers.

    These expressions might come in handy. Robby, is there any glaring error ?

  • It’s typical by the way – when you’re asked to remember something specific, the answer evades just to surface up when you least expect it!

  • Francisco Javier

    I’ve probably heard it dozens of times, but I can’t remember a particular example now.

  • One thing I’ve been repeating over and over and over again is that you DON’T NEED TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT TENSES AND GRAMMAR to speak fluently! All you’ve got to do is learn NATURAL ENGLISH SPEECH PATTERNS because they already contain all necessary grammar in them.

    Let’s take for example your writing. In terms of grammar, you’ve already used everything properly. I would only suggest using spell checker – nowadays browsers like Chrome have built-in spell checker so maybe start using those to correct your written English.

    Other than than, once you’re familiar with basics, please don’t be so hung up on the whole grammar thing! Focus on your ability to use a lot of phrases instead, and that’s what’s going to facilitate your fluency more than anything else!

  • Thanks for your positive feedback!

    When it comes to your English improvement, I warmly suggest doing some daily spoken practice – it will see your fluency improve more rapidly than by just listening alone!

  • leanord

    robby i do not now how to use tenses and grammer in my speech one thing i want to say i do not know any thin about english please help me to speak and write very fluently.

  • crazygopalan

    nice one.. but i think dat u should lower ur talkin speed in the videos.. i think dat only people who had studied abroad could develop good language.. also my reading skill is poor.. i just wanna improve my vocabulary.. n’ u r helping me to a large extent..thank you chap..

  • Sarathkumar

    First of all I Thank you, to given me such an opportunity to develop my English fluency. Your daily updates are very helpful for me. I am in 0th level, I feel some increment on myself while reading some conversation.
    I hope very soon I’ll improve my fluent speaking in English also with your help.
    I think my problem in communication is lack of forming of sentence(words forming) during conversation between others.

    Now this is the answer for the above expression.
    Yea, this is the first time ever I hear this expression