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anyways • would say • extensive
once • cable cars
  1. When there is a lot of ice and snow we can't use the because they get stuck.
  2. She's happy to be moving because she never liked living here much .
  3. you meet her you will understand what I'm saying.
  4. The land by her house is quite .
  5. I that the sign should be a little bigger.
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Mixer #52 Transportation

Find out about the transportation system in each person's city.

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anyways

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It's not very big anyways.

Some people add an 's' to the word anyway.  We use 'anyway(s)' at the end of a sentence when we don't care about something.  Notice the following:

  1. I didn't like him anyway.
  2. It was too expensive anyway.

 I would say

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I would say that it has good transportation.

We use the expression 'I would say' when we want to express our opinion.  Notice the following:

  1. I would say it's the best!
  2. It's his last World Cup I would say.

quite extensive

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The highway system is quite extensive.

We use the word 'extensive' to talk about a large size or amount of somehting.  Notice the following:

  1. The tsunami damage was quite extensive.
  2. He has extensive experience teaching English.

once you

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Once you buy a ticket you get three transfers.

'Once' is a time expression we use to talk about an action that happens before a result.  Notice the following:

  1. Once you start smoking, it's difficult to stop.
  2. Once you try it, you'll like it.

cable cars

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We have the cable cars.

A cable car is similar to a train that is pulled along by a thick strong metal rope.  Notice the following:

  1. Have you ever ridden a cable car?
  2. Let's take a cable car.