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treat • bottom line • come out with
ites • recognizable
  1. He is still with his sunglasses on.
  2. All companies must watch their .
  3. Do you know many Portland- ?
  4. She does not her body well.
  5. Samsung has a watch phone.
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1259 Good Company

Curtis and Spencer talk about what companies they admire and would like to work for.

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treat ... well

They treat their employees well.

When you treat someone well, you take care of them and do nice things for them. Notice the following:

  1. He didn't treat her well, so she broke up with him.
  2. My company treats its employees well.

bottom line

They have a better bottom line at the end of things.

The bottom line is the final result of a company's profits or losses. It refers to the bottom line of a finanical statement. Notice the following:

  1. All companies are concerned with their bottom line.
  2. According to the bottom line, they are losing money.

come out with

They're constantly trying to come out with new types of drinks.

When you 'come out with' something, you introduce it to the public. Notice the following:

  1. Burger King came out with a new sandwich.
  2. Apple comes out with a new phone every two years.

-ites

Many Seattleites don’t really drink Starbucks.

The suffix 'ites' means people from that place. Notice the following:

  1. Tokyoites are not as friendly as people from Osaka.
  2. I know many Vancouverites.

recognizable

It’s internationally recognizable, like everybody knows Starbucks.

When you add 'able' to a verb, it becomes an adjective, so if something is recognizable, you can recognize it. Notice the following:

  1. He was not recognizable after he shaved his beard.
  2. That's understandable. I understand what you mean.