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preferably • set • butler
amenity • up for
  1. It's so hot here that a pool is an that you almost can't live without.
  2. We need a table for two, by the window.
  3. He's been sick most of the week, so I don't know if he'll be a party this weekend.
  4. Just give me two more minutes, and then I'm to go.
  5. I wish I had a personal right now, because I'm too tired to make something to eat.
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1236 Hotel for Her

Erina talks with Mike about what she likes and dislikes in a hotel on vacation.

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preferably

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So long as the hotel is surrounded by nature, preferably on the water.

What is 'preferable' to you is what you would like the best. Notice the following:

  1. We are looking for someone with at least two years of experience, preferably more.
  2. You have to be there by three o'clock, preferably earlier.

I'm set

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If all the food that they have is amazing, I'm good; I'm set.

You can say 'I'm set' when you are completely content and have everything that you need. This is an informal phrase. Notice the following:

  1. Okay. I'm set. I have everything I need.
  2. I just need about five more minutes to get ready, and then I'm set.

personal butler

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There are some really expensive hotels that offer the service of a personal butler.

A 'butler' is a male servant who is usually in charge of food and drinks. A 'personal butler' would be one that only works for you, not other people staying in the hotel. Notice the following:

  1. We do offer the option of a personal butler. Is that something you would be interested in?
  2. A lot of the expensive hotels in Las Vegas include personal butler services with their most expensive rooms.

amenity

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Would that be necessary for you in your ideal hotel, or would that be one amenity that you could do without?

An 'amenity' is any feature of something like a house or hotel that makes it more comfortable, convenient or desirable. Notice the following:

  1. What kind of amenities are you looking for in a new house?
  2. I think the balcony is a fantastic amenity in this apartment.

not up for

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A butler would be a nice treat to have, but I'm personally not up for that.

If you are 'not up for' something, you are not interested in doing it. Notice the following:

  1. His stomach hurts a little, so I don't think he'd be up for spicy food tonight.
  2. I'm really not up for going out tonight, but I would love to watch a movie at home.
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