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quite near • wondering • keep
honest • meet
  1. Is it okay if I watch a movie, or will that you up?
  2. Do you get to a lot of celebrities because you live in Hollywood?
  3. To be , everyone loves this restaurant, but I don't think the food's that great.
  4. Our new apartment is your office.
  5. I am what will be the fastest way to get there.
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704 Neighbors

Phil and Todd meet and talk about their guesthouse and their jobs.

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quite near


I live actually quite near to your room, just right around the corner.

If you are 'quite near' to something, it means that you are very close to it in terms of location.

Notice the following:

  1. I sat quite near to her in class.
  2. I have always wanted to live quite near a major city.

I was wondering


I was wondering though, at night I do my laundry sometimes and the laundry room is near your room and it makes a lot of noise.

When you 'wonder' about something, it means that you are contemplating it, thinking about it, or curious about it.

Notice the following:

  1. I was wondering yesterday who would be best person to ask to look after my cats when I go away.
  2. She was wondering if she would ever meet the man of her dreams.

keep you up


Does it keep you up at night?

When something 'keeps you up,' it means that you are unable to sleep as a result of it. Something might keep you up because it is too loud or because you are thinking about it so much that you can't sleep.

Notice the following:

  1. The noise from the street outside keeps me up all night.
  2. I was worried about money and that used to keep me up at night.

to be honest


I've never heard it to be honest.

You can use the phrase 'to be honest' if you are giving your truthful opinion about something even though the listener might not agree with you.

Notice the following:

  1. To be honest, I have never really liked him.
  2. I can't go because, to be honest, I have no money.

get to meet


I get to meet people from all over the world.

When you 'get to meet' someone, it means that you meet them for the first time.

Notice the following:

  1. I take a lot of evening classes, as I find that I get to meet people that way.
  2. She gets to meet lots of interesting people doing the job that she does.