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somewhere • country • further out
crowded • outside
  1. He is mostly an dog, but when it's really cold he stays in the house.
  2. We need to find close to sleep tonight.
  3. The bus is usually when people are going to and from work.
  4. The city is very noisy for me because I grew up in the .
  5. Every year we move of the middle of the city.
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102 A Million Dollars
Keith answers the questions, "What would you do with a million dollars?"

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somewhere

Probably somewhere near Tokyo.

'Somewhere' is a non-specific place.  In the example, we are talking about a place near Tokyo, but we don't know the exact location.  We can use this word to give a general location.  Notice the following:

  1. Do you want to go somewhere with beaches for vacation?
  2. She lives somewhere near the post office.

country

Would you buy a house in the city or the country?

'Country' is the opposite of the city.  It is a place where there are animals, trees, farms, rivers, and many other natural things.  Notice the following:

  1. He lived in the country until he was 15 years old.
  2. On the weekends, we go to our house in the country.

further out

Well, a little further out of the middle of Tokyo.

If a place is a greater distance away from the middle of Tokyo then it is 'further out.'  We use this word to talk about distance away from something important, like a city.  Notice the following:

  1. Every day she swam a little further out from the side of the pool.
  2. I thought you lived further out than this.

crowded

Some place not too crowded.

If a place is 'crowded' it has a lot of people in it.  Usually in crowded places it is difficult to move because of all the people.  Notice the following:

  1. The bar was too crowded and there was no place to sit.
  2. I thought the concert would be really crowded, but there weren't a lot of people there at all.

outside dog

Well, maybe a dog, but an outside dog.

An 'outside dog' is a dog that lives outside of the house, maybe in a small dog house or a kennel.  This would be a dog that could live in different types of weather, rain or snow.  Notice the following:

  1. Because our dog is so big he has to be an outside dog.
  2. We have an outside dog to protect the house.