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Mixer #83 Free Education

We ask some people if university should be free.

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definitely

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Definitely, I think it should be free.

Definitely is a way to say yes, without any doubts. In other words, definitely means 100% yes. Here are two more examples:

  1. If you come to my country, you should definitely take a trip to the mountains.
  2. Can you promise that you will definitely come to the party?

privilege

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I think free university is a privilege that would be enjoyed.

A privilege is a special benefit or advantage that not everyone has. See additional examples below:

  1. It would be a privilege to be able to go that university. All of the graduates are successful.
  2. In some countries, people don’t even have the basic privilege of clean water.

effort

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I don't think college education should be free because students might not put as much effort into it.

If you put effort into something you are doing, it means that you are working very hard. Another explanation for effort is to try your best. Here are some more samples:

  1. If you put in a little more effort, I think you will feel better about your work.
  2. I like skiing but it takes too much effort to get all the equipment and drive up to the mountains in bad traffic.

regardless of

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They should be given the opportunity to learn regardless of how much money they have.

In the example above, regardless of can be replaced with “it doesn’t matter”. See the examples below:

  1. Regardless of how long it takes you, I need you to clean up your room now.
  2. He kept playing regardless of the fact that he was bleeding.


deserve

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I think college should be free for those that deserve it.

When someone deserves something it means that they have worked very hard and they should get a reward or something in return for their effort. Notice the following examples:

  1. He doesn’t deserve to get such a high grade, he always comes late.
  2. She had a very difficult childhood, but she worked hard through high school and she got the scholarship she deserved.
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