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fall • between • unnerving
gasping • turned out
  1. We divided the cost of dinner the four of us.
  2. He was for breath by the time he got to my house.
  3. The weather is perfect here in the .
  4. We had a lot of travel problems to start out with, but it to be a good trip.
  5. It is very when you don't call for a couple days.
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145 Indonesia
Phil talks about a Volcano he climbed when he was in Indonesia.

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fall

Last fall, around November, I made it to Bromo.

'Fall' is the season between summer and winter.  It is when all of the leaves on the trees turn color and fall off.  In the Northern Hemisphere fall is from September until November.  Notice the following:

  1. They are returning to school in the fall.
  2. Is fall your favorite season.

between

We have one flashlight between the two of us

To have one flashlight 'between' two people, means to have one flashlight for two people to share or use together.  Notice the following:

  1. Between all of us, we had made a little over $100.
  2. You can have one cookie to share between the two of you.

unnerving

It's a little unnerving.

If a situation is 'unnerving' you don't have confidence in it and it makes you feel uncomfortable or irritated.  Notice the following:

  1. I haven't heard from him in a few days, which is unnerving.
  2. It was a little unnerving that the door was unlocked when I arrived home.

gasp

Gasping for breath.

To 'gasp' is to breathe really deeply.  You can gasp because you have done a lot of physical exercise and you are breathing quickly or because something surprised you.  Notice the following:

  1. She gasped when he told her had bought her a new car.
  2. When he arrived at the police station, he was gasping so hard he couldn't speak.

as it turned out

As it turned out, it was a really cloudy day.

We use 'as it turned out' to describe how a situation ended, what the end result was.  Notice the following:

  1. As it turned out, we didn't even go to the party because my wife got sick.
  2. I studied all night, but as it turned out, my exam was delayed until next week.