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stubby • loyal • breed
associate • pretty
  1. I still this song with my time in university.
  2. My dog has short, little legs and a long tail.
  3. The movie is long, but it's good.
  4. This is a good of dog for people with kids.
  5. You are a hard worker and a employee.
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129 My Dog
Trevor talks about his beloved dog and describes what it looks like.

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stubby

A boxer has a short stubby nose.

A 'stubby' nose is short, wide and doesn't stick out far from the rest of the dog's head.  We can use 'stubby' for anything that fits this description. Notice the following:

  1. He has really stubby fingers.
  2. My cat has kind of a stubby tail.

loyal

Dogs are always loyal.

A person or animal that will always love you and be by your side is 'loyal.'  Like a good friend that will be there even when your life is difficult.  Notice the following:

  1. You have been a very loyal friend, supporting me through all of my problems.
  2. I am a loyal customer of the coffee shop near my house.

breed

Which breed of dog do you like besides boxers?

A 'breed' of dog is a type of dog.  Usually people who sell dogs make puppies with two parents of the same breed, two boxers instead of a boxer and a poodle.  Notice the following:

  1. I have never seen a dog that looks like that.  What breed is he?
  2. My favorite breed of dog is a pug.

associate

What costs are associated with keeping a dog?

Another way to ask this question is: What costs or expenses are connected with having a dog?  Or, If I get a dog, what will I have to pay for?  Things that are associated to each other are connected. Notice the following:

  1. What responsibilities are associated with your new job?
  2. What activities do you associate with a vacation?

pretty

Pretty cheap really.

If something is 'pretty cheap' it still costs money, but not a lot of money.  It costs more money than something that is really cheap.  'Pretty' is used with another adjective to mean 'kind of.' Notice the following:

  1. You are actually pretty tall.
  2. I will meet you at your house pretty soon.