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EXPRESSING PREFERENCE, part 1 Prefer
Whether it be chocolate ice cream over other flavors, or getting going first thing in the morning as opposed to lounging in your PJs, it'...
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HURRY UP AND WAIT
HURRY UP AND WAIT means take some action quickly, only to be halted at the next step in the process. Have you ever been asked to drop everyt...
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EXPRESSING PREFERENCE, part 2 Would Prefer
If you have a preference for something, you would like to have or do that thing rather than something else. Beware of the trap of not expres...
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EXCITING
EXCITING means arousing excitement, a feeling or situation full of joy, exhilaration, or upheaval; creating or arousing uncontrolled emotion...
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SCARFS and SCARVES
A SCARF is a length of fabric you wrap around your neck or drape across the shoulders of your coat in cold weather. If you choose to wear mo...
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EXPRESSING PREFERENCE, part 3 Would Rather
If you have a strong liking for something, you have a preference for it. You might have a preference for apples, but there are some days whe...
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AFFECTION
AFFECTION is the positive feeling you may have or express for other people or things. The term is popularly used to denote a feeling, amount...
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BUBBLE GUM and CHEWING GUM
BUBBLE GUM and CHEWING GUM are both a soft, cohesive substance. While each can be chewed and make bubbles, they can't do the other's...
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NAME THAT THING!
What do you call a cart supplied by supermarkets, for use by customers inside the shop for transport of merchandise to the checkout counter ...
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MUSTN'T and CAN'T
As modals of prohibition, MUSTN'T and CAN'T are both used to show that something is forbidden, prohibited or not allowed. They often...
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SURE
SURE, when used as an affirmation informally, can mean yes, okay, just so, naturally, of course, sure thing, etc. It is more common in AmE. ...
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NAME THAT PERSON!
What do you call a person who serves customers and sells items in a retail store? "We've got openings for ten sales assistants in o...
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