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general • lawn • concentrate
coach • reality
  1. We can put up a volleyball net on the back .
  2. I would say, in , it takes about 30 minutes to get to work.
  3. Their is really good this year, and I think the team will do really well.
  4. It is a that if you don't start to save money, you won't be able to pay for school.
  5. You should spend less time with your friends and start to more on your professional life.
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#521 Kiwi Kid

Kate talks about life growing up.

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in general

They’re very loving and caring, in general that is.

If a child is well-behaved 'in general,' then the child is usually well-behaved.  In general is what is normal.  Notice the following:

  1. In general, he is a very clean person.
  2. She works hard in school, in general.

lawn

We have a lot of lawns, a lot of scenery.

A 'lawn' is a large, open space with grass, usually next to a house or building.  Notice the following:

  1. They are playing soccer on the lawn.
  2. My lawn looks terrible because the grass is brown.

concentrate

Had I continued I would have probably stopped school and concentrated on gymnastics only.

If you 'concentrate' on something then you focus your time or attention on it.  Notice the following:

  1. You could be a good student, but you never concentrate in class.
  2. Be quiet!!  I am trying to concentrate on this movie.

coach

As you get older have you ever thought about becoming a coach?

A 'coach' is a person who works with athletes to help them improve their skills.  Notice the following:

  1. After the team won the game, the coach took them out for ice cream.
  2. Our coach is always very patient with the players on the team.

reality

I did think about it but it’s not a reality any more.

'Reality' is something that is true or real in this world.  Notice the following:

  1. It is a reality that fire is hot.
  2. She is very confused in her idea of reality.

 

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