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inexpensive • has no idea • addicted
humongous • sale
  1. I'm sure he about the party we are planning for him.
  2. This food is , but the best in the city.
  3. Your favorite store is having a on summer clothes right now.
  4. They bought this house on the lake about a year ago.
  5. I became to coffee in college because I was always tired.
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207 The College Diet
Alex talks about the foods he eats as a college student.

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Since I don't have a lot of money, I usually go for the inexpensive ramen.

If something is 'inexpensive' it doesn't cost a lot of money. Notice the following:

  1. This shirt looks nice, but it was really inexpensive.
  2. Inexpensive things are great for temporary usage.

I have no idea

I have no idea, but I just like pancakes a lot.

We can say 'I have no idea' when we don't know about or understand something or we don't know why we feel a certain way. Notice the following:

  1. I have no idea what's in this sandwich, but it's incredible.
  2. I have no idea why I'm so frustrated.


I think I've become addicted to cereal.

When you are 'addicted' to something you need it or have to have it. There are physical and mental additions to things. Notice the following:

  1. It is easy to become addicted to cigarettes.
  2. I am addicted to cookies and sweets.


They give you this humongous bowl of ramen with meat and eggs and stuff.

If something is 'humongous' it is really, really, really big. Notice the following:

  1. The mountains look absolutely humongous in photographs, but don't feel that big when you are there.
  2. The pants he let me borrow were humongous on me.


The cheapest I found was at a sale in the grocery store where I worked.

A 'sale' is when something is sold at a lower, discounted price. We can say that these discounted items are 'on sale.'Notice the following:

  1. I bought these pants on sale.
  2. They always have great sales after the winter holidays.