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whenever • invite • nothing
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  1. We are going to some friends over for pizza and a movie.
  2. places make her feel hot and sweaty.
  3. My dog has been for the last few hours.
  4. you get a chance, give me a call.
  5. All you need is some more tomatoes, more.
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1191 Alex's Weekend

Alex talks with Katia about how he likes to enjoy his weekends, both alone and with company.

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whenever

Whenever I have someone to go with, I try to go there.

'Whenever,' used like this, can be replaced with 'when.' It is talking about an indefinite time when conditions are a particular way. Notice the following:

  1. I want to eat whenever I want.
  2. Whenever I want to go on a picnic, it always rains.

invite ... over

Sometimes I invite my friends over.

When you 'invite someone over,' you ask them to come to your house. Notice the following:

  1. They are always inviting people over to watch sports games.
  2. Why don't you invite some of your friends over for dinner?

nothing more

I cook for them, nothing more.

You can use the phrase 'nothing more' when you have no additional information to give. Notice the following:

  1. We have some eggs and milk in the refrigerator and nothing more.
  2. I do nothing more than walk for 20 minutes every day and I stay in shape.

crowded places

So you don't like crowded places or loud music?

'Crowded places' are places with a lot of people. Notice the following:

  1. There are so many crowded places in the city that it's sometimes nice to get away for a while.
  2. Crowded places make him very nervous.

resting

I'd rather just stay home because I like resting.

When you 'rest,' you do something relaxing to recuperate your body. Notice the following:

  1. Resting is one of the best things you can do when you are sick.
  2. I'm a little tired, so I'm going to be resting for a while.

 

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