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  2. All the money we spent for the trip was .
  3. I want to that comment I just made.
  4. Don't let anyone you into joining.
  5. Let me it before I make a decision.
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1123 Todd's Party

Todd tells Katia about weekend barbecue and invites her to come.

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be worth it

It might be worth it.

When something is worth it, that means we benefit from it. Notice the following:

  1. Taking the course was worth it.
  2. It's expensive software. I hope it's worth it.

let me take that back

You can bring as many guests as you like. Well let me take that back. You can bring a couple of guests.

When we want to change something we've just said, we say "let me take that back." Notice the following:

  1. Let me take that back. I love your new hairstyle.
  2. Let me take that back. I really didn't mean it.

in particular

Are you celebrating something in particular or is it somebody else's birthday?

The term 'in particular' is similar in meaning to 'specific'. Notice the following:

  1. Are you looking for something in particular?
  2. Are you looking for something specific?

Let me think about it

OK. Let me think about it.

We use the phrase 'let me think about it' when we need time to make a decision. Notice the following:

  1. It's nice, but let me think about it.
  2. Let me think about it and get back to you.

pressure

I don't want to pressure you or anything like that.

When we pressure someone, that means we try to get them to do something they don't want to do. Notice the following:

  1. They pressured him into quitting.
  2. Stop pressuring me!
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