EXACTLY the same!
EXACTLY the same!
I’d set my alarm at 3 in the morning instead. That way I’ll be happier since I could sleep for 4 more hours! Hahaha
I was chatting with a new friend, and she asked me about my hobbies. After talking for a while, it suddenly came to me that I kept using the word “like”. “I like swimming, which is really fun and relaxing. I like coffee. I mean, the taste is great!” I like, I like, I like…
Did this ever happen to you before?
And I do know that if you keep using one word, people would get bored and become easily distracted from the conversation with you. You don’t want that, right?
Today, let’s look at a few EASY expressions that you can use as a substitute for the word “like”.
1.be fond of
To like something, especially something you have liked for a long time. Point: Being fond of something means that you like it. However, being fond of a person means like someone in a romantic way.
e.g. I’m not overly fond of cooking.
To love SOMEONE very much, especially in a way that shows a lot of admiration or respect.
See the difference?
e.g. She has one son and she adores him.
When you are comparing two items, you love one more and you can say “I favor/prefer XXX”. The point here is comparison.
Here’s an example:
These students naturally favored their own team.
4.to be into
To be interested in something.
My daughter is into sports all of sudden and really wants to take tennis lessons.
5. get a kick out of
To get a lot of enjoyment or excitement from something.
e.g. I get a kick out of building sandcastles at the beach.
Okay, that’s all for today.
Do you enjoy learning everyday expressions like these? Leave a comment and tell me what you think!
The American debate over whether a college education is worth it began when the colonists arrived from Europe and founded “New College” (later renamed Harvard University) in 1636.
With 20.4 million US college students in fall 2017, and over $1.5 trillion in total student debt as of May 2018, the debate continues today.
People who argue that college is worth it contend that college graduates have higher employment rates, bigger salaries, and more work benefits than high school graduates. They say college graduates also have better interpersonal skills, live longer, have healthier children, and have proven their ability to achieve a major milestone.
People who argue that college is not worth it contend that the debt from college loans is too high and delays graduates from saving for retirement, buying a house, or getting married. They say many successful people never graduated from college and that many jobs, especially trades jobs, do not require college degrees.
What do you think? Do you believe college education is worth both the money and time? Share your thoughts with me in the comment!
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In today’s part, the author shares with us a story that she met another writer in a yoga class… Let’s have a look!
In one fateful 20-minute Google session a few years ago, I applied for and was accepted into both a yoga teacher-training course and a mentoring program for girls. The same week in September saw the first day of both courses, yoga on Saturday mornings, mentoring on ??? (two words missing).
That first Saturday, I noticed the same woman in both courses, a serene-looking person with a resting saint face. I was struck by what I thought was an incredible coincidence — can you even imagine two nice, helpful white writer ladies who are also interested in deepening their yoga practice?
Well, you don’t even have to imagine, because it happened! I introduced myself to her after the mentoring workshop, and we chatted about the ??? (two words missing).
What happened then? Did they become best friends? Come back tomorrow and check it out!
Don’t forget to share your answer with me! Bye~
Eloquent is an adjective meaning persuasive speech or writing. It has Latin roots which meant ‘speaking out’ and from the verb eloqui. It’s borrowed from the French word éloquent. When describing someone is eloquent, you’re saying that their way of speaking or writing is impactful.
Someone who is eloquent is powerful in expressing strong emotions or to state factual arguments with fluency. But, eloquent has evolved to mean more than its initial definition.
“Action is eloquence.” – William Shakespeare
Therefore, you could say that eloquence is someone who invokes a positive emotion in another; someone who is classy; someone who understands a situation and reacts to it appropriately.
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Eloquent also has a noun form, eloquence, which has the same meaning as its adjective counterpart. Eloquence is developed from the Latin eloquentia.
The peak use of this word was in the 1850s. Since then, it has significantly declined. While not commonly used in casual conversations, it more often appears in writing prose.
Here are some samples sentences using eloquent.
Synonyms for the word involve poise, fluency, fervour, and expressiveness.
Some commonly used antonyms for the word are impotence, inability, and incompetence.
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Joan ran through the stop sign and was caught by the police officer….
Sir, did I do anything wrong?
Yes. You ran through the stop sign. May I see your driver license, please?
Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t see the stop sign at the corner. I didn’t mean it.
That doesn’t justify your violation. May I see your license, please?
Oh, sorry sir, I don’t have it on me. Honestly, I forgot it back at the house. But I have the insurance policy with me. Here it is.
Please wait here. I’ll come back in a moment.
That’s all for today!
Emm… Good idea…