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899 Money and Charity
Paul and Katia debate the merits of giving money to charity or people in need.

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question myself

I always question myself.

When we 'question ourselves,' that means that we are not sure if we are making a good decision.  Notice the following:

  1. I question myself too much.
  2. My boss is super confident. She never questions herself.

makes sense

I guess that makes sense.

When something 'makes sense,' that means we understand and agree.  Notice the following:

  1. His suggestion really makes sense.
  2. The teachers explanation didn't really make sense.

a registered charity

If it's a registered charity then I don't see there's a problem giving a donation.

A 'registered charity' is an official group or organization that gives money, food, shelter or healthcare to the poor.  Notice the following:

  1. They did a charity concert for cancer research.
  2. She works with a registered charity on weekends.

supporting their way of life

I feel if you give money, you are supporting their way of life.

When we 'support someones way of life,' that means we help them live as they choose.  Notice the following:

  1. The villagers depend on tourism to support their way of life.
  2. Fishing alone no longer supports their way of life.

a disabled person

If it's a disabled person, I am more willing to give.

'Disabled people' might not have the physical or mental abilities of most people.  Notice the following:

  1. Traveling is often more difficult for a disabled person.
  2. In the US, most 7-11 stores have a parking space for a disabled person.

reluctant

I'm a little bit reluctant to give money.

When we are 'reluctant' to do something, that means we do not want to do it.  Notice the following:

  1. I'm reluctant to study abroad. It's too expensive.
  2. Many people are still reluctant to shop online.