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always ready • spontaneous • expectation
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  1. Set a realistic , so you won't get too disappointed.
  2. Considering the , our proposed budget is really high.
  3. Crowds started in front of the building.
  4. He made a comment in front of everyone.
  5. You seem to be for a fight!
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1124 Katia's Party

Katia tells Todd about her party and invites him over to hang out with friends.

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I'm always ready for (something)

I'm always ready for a party.

We are always ready to do something we love to do. Notice the following:

  1. I'm always ready to go dancing!
  2. I'm never ready to go back to school.

spontaneous

It's more like a spontaneous thing.

When we do something spontaneous, that means we do it without thinking or planning. Notice the following:

  1. It was a spontaneous decision.
  2. The reaction was spontaneous.

expectation

There are no expectations.

Expectations are what we think will happen in a certain situation. Notice the following:

  1. The company had high expectations for the new employee.
  2. We had no expectations of what the trip would be like.

considering the norm

Considering the norm, it's a little bigger.

When we 'consider the norm', that means we think about what is usual or most common. Here, we are comparing something to the norm. Notice the following:

  1. Considering the norm, my apartment is cheap.
  2. It's not so bad considering the norm.

gathering

People will be gathering.

When we gather, that means we form groups. Notice the following:

  1. Angry crowds gatherd outside the embassy.
  2. People started gathering hours before the show.
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