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  1. Young people nowadays can't seem to live without their .
  2. The age of their club members is 40.
  3. Instead of a , he decided to wear his military uniform.
  4. We have about the number of boys and girls in the class.
  5. Which student wouldn't be afraid of getting in school?
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1141 Korean Wedding

Sunny talks about the traditions of marriage in her home country of Korea.

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average age

The average age is about twenty-seven for girls.

In informal usage, the word average is similar meaning to 'usual'. Notice the following:

  1. The average age of retirement is 62.
  2. The usual age of retirement is 62.

about the same

The bride invites about the same.

The phrase 'about the same' is used to describe similar but not equal amounts of something. Notice the following:

  1. I spend about the same amount of time exercising as I do studying.
  2. We spent about the same amount of money in Tokyo as we did in Hong Kong.

gadgets

The relatives usually give gadgets.

A gadget is a small machine or battery powered device that is used for a specific purpose. Notice the following:

  1. The TV remote is the best gadget ever invented!
  2. Hey, that's a cool little gadget.

stigmatized

People get stigmatized.

When people are stigmatized, others look down on them; often unfairly. Notice the following:

  1. Single mothers are stigmatized by some.
  2. As poor immigrants, my parents were often stigmatized.

suit

The groom wears a suit.

A suit is a matching jacket and pants for men or jacket and skirt for women. Notice the following:

  1. Wow, that's a nice suit!
  2. He wore a dark gray suit to the job interview.
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