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you guys • sprays • back to life
shadow • sense fear
  1. He his cat with water when it jumps on the table.
  2. The say that horses can .
  3. I will do whatever want to do.
  4. At the end of horror movies the criminal always comes .
  5. The big tree made a on the water.
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828 Spiders
Fred and Todd both talk about encounters with spiders in their homes.

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you guys

I can tell you guys about a spider.

We use the term 'you guys' when we are speaking to 2 or more people. It's very informal.  Notice the following:

  1. Hey you guys, what's up?
  2. Where are you guys going?

spray it

We decided to spray it.

'Spray' is the liquid that comes out or a can or bottle in a mist of very small drops.  This example refers to a can of insecticide.  Notice the following:

  1. I always spray my plants with water.
  2. Dad spray painted my bike for me. It looks great!

It came back to life.

The spider came back to life.

When we think a plant or animal has died, but then it begins to grow or move again, we say 'it came back to life'.  Notice the following:

  1. After a little water, it came back to life.
  2. The monster came back to life and attacked the ship.

my shadow

The spider ran to my shadow.

A 'shadow' is the dark shape we see when someone or something is between the light and another surface.  Notice the following:

  1. I stood in the cool shadow of the building.
  2. His long shadow followed him down the hot, sunny beach.

sense fear

They sense fear and they're smart.

To 'sense fear' is to feel when someone or something is afraid of us.  Notice the following:

  1. I can sense fear when she speaks English in class.
  2. Animals sense fear in humans.