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stick with • right away • due
know what• bad habit
  1. We have the of eating while watching television.
  2. I think we should just the original plan.
  3. You , I think you're actually right this time.
  4. The report is by three o'clock today.
  5. You need to go to the hospital . That cut looks bad.
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Mixer #67 What is your worst quality?

Listen to what six people say are their worst qualities.

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stick with

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Let's just stick with one.

Adrienne has many bad qualities, but to stick with one means to talk about only one. Look at the samples below.

  1. There are many ways to make a polite question in English, but let's stick with one.
  2. The new marketing plan is good, but I think we should stick with the original one

right away

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I want to quit right away.

To do something right away means to do it now. Notice the following:

  1. I'm not in shape. When I start jogging, I want to quit right away.
  2. Your mother called. She wants you to go home right away.

due

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It happened two days before they were due.

When something is due it must be completed or submitted on or before a specific time or date. Here are two examples:

  1. The rent was due three days ago.
  2. The enrollment form has to be sent right away.

you know what?

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You know what, I probably shouldn't have said anything.

We say "you know what" when we want talk about something we did or said that we might want to change. Notice the sample sentences:

  1. I asked if he had gained weight. You know what, that wasn't very polite.
  2. We had planned to go out tonight, but you know what, a DVD and pizza at home sounds great.

a bad habit

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I have a bad habit of going to bed late.

A bad habit is something we do a lot that is not good for us. See the following examples below:

  1. I have a bad habit of interrupting people when they speak.
  2. My boss has a bad habit of forgetting her appointments.