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get along • heartless • that point
depends on • how did you
  1. My teacher is .
  2. I really well with my roommate.
  3. Did you know at who he was?
  4. get the job that you have?
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22 The Bus Story
Jessica recalls a funny story that happened to her on the school bus.

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get along

My brother and I get along very well.

To 'get along' with someone is to have a compatible personality and like being around them.   Notice the following:

  1. We didn't get along that well at first.
  2. Do you get along with your sisters?


He used to be very mean and heartless.

Someone who is 'heartless' does not think about other people and is mean.  Notice the following:

  1. How could you be so heartless?
  2. She is a heartless old woman.

at that point

I learned at that point not to do that anymore.

We use a phrase 'at that point' to talk about a specific point in time.  Notice the following:

  1. She was pretty lost at that point.
  2. At that point I knew it was a bad idea.

depend on

I don't want to depend on my brother too much.

To 'depend on' someone is to need them for emotional reasons or because they provide for you financially.  Notice the following:

  1. I depend on my friends when I have problems.
  2. Do you depend on your parents or do you work?

how did you know

How did you know I forgot my homework?

When you ask someone 'how did you know' about something you want to know how they received the information or the knowledge that they have.  Notice the following:

  1. How did she know where my house was?
  2. How did you know it was my birthday?