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  1. Part of the fun at a concert is the of the crowd.
  2. When it comes to being social, I'm kind of the way. I prefer small groups.
  3. Sometimes he wonders if he would be just going back to school.
  4. I if I feel the same. I think we are very different people.
  5. It's fun watching sports at home, but nothing compares to watching it .
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762 TV Remote Wars

Mark and Todd talk about old TVs and the good and bad of remote controls.

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watch it live

So you think it's better to watch sport on TV or to watch it live?

When you 'watch a sport live,' it means that you are there to witness it as it happens.

Notice the following:

  1. I always prefer to watch sports live as I like the atmosphere.
  2. She said that we can watch it live over at her house.

I don't know

Todd says, "I don't know".

Used like this, 'I don't know' means more that Todd doesn't agree with what Mark is saying.

Notice the following:

  1. I don't know what time the movie is supposed to start.
  2. I don't know if I like the color of the drapes anymore.

I'm kind of the other way

When it comes to watching live baseball Todd says, "I'm kind of the other way".

When you are 'kind of the other way,' it means that you have an opposite way of thinking to someone else.

Notice the following:

  1. I'm kind of the other way to you, I prefer to go shopping with other people.
  2. I'm kind of the other way, I eat a lot more fruit than candy.

the thrill of the crowd

You have the thrill of the crowd and all that, especially with American football.

The 'thrill of the crowd' is the excitement and atmosphere that being in a large group of people brings.

Notice the following:

  1. I love the thrill of the crowd when I go to concerts.
  2. The thrill of the crowd is what makes it really exciting.

you are better off

You are better off being home and watching a commercial I think.

When 'you are better off' being home, it means that it is preferred to be home. Whatever you are better off doing is the preferred option.

Notice the following:

  1. You are better off saving your money.
  2. You will be better off if you walk to work, rather than get the train.

 

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