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grill • at all • line-dancer
 officially • own thing
  1. I need to make a complaint against him.
  2. My cousin is an incredible  .
  3. Although all of my friends love to go to the mall I prefer to do my .
  4. I love chicken and veggies cooked on the .
  5. She doesn't drink alcohol not even wine.
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915 Ron's Abilities
Ron talks about abilities with cooking, singing, dancing, studying, and sports.

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I like to barbecue outside on the grill.

When we grill something that means we cook it on metal bars over an open fire.  Note the following:

  1. Let's cook on the grill tonight.
  2. We cooked burgers at the beach on a small grill.

at all

So you don't dance at all?

Something we don't do at all is something we never do.  Note the following:

  1. I don't speak German at all -- not even one word.
  2. You never eat vegetables at all? That is sad.


I heard that you're a good line-dancer.

In a line dance, people line up without partners and follow a pattern of steps usually to American country music. Note the following:

  1. That bar has line-dancing on Tuesday night.
  2. My sister is a good line-dancer.


I haven't been officially taught how to line-dance.

Something that is taught officially requires formal instruction and often results in certification.  Note the following:

  1. I never learned how to officially fly a plane, but I know how.
  2. To scuba dive, you really need to officially take some courses.

do my own thing

I try to listen to the teachers now instead of doing my own thing.

When we do our own thing that means we do things our own way.  Note the following:

  1. Some students hate to follow instructions. They always want to do their own thing.
  2. I used to always do my own thing. Then, I joined the Army and that changed real quickly.