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certificate • avid • on delivery
single • trinkets
  1. He makes the same mistake every time.
  2. They paid for the cargo .
  3. We gave him a gift for his birthday to his favorite restaurant.
  4. The flea market is a great place to buy .
  5. He is an fisherman.
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Mixer 141 Shopping Online

Listen to the Mixer crew talks aout their thoughts on shopping online.

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gift certificate

I bought my sister a gift certificate to an American store,

A gift certificate is a paper that you can use like money at a store. Notice the following:

  1. I got a gift certificate for Christmas.
  2. That gift certificate is only good for two months.

avid

I'm an avid record collector

When you are an avid fan of something, that means you like it more than most other people. Notice the following:

  1. He is an avid golfer. He plays every week.
  2. She is an avid stamp collector.

paid on delivery

It got sent to my door, and I paid on delivery.

When something is paid on delivery, it is paid for when it arrives at its destination. Notice the following:

  1. The pachage was paid on delivery.
  2. If you cannot pay now, you can pay on delivery.

every single time

I have been satisfied every single time.

Every single time just means every time, but with more emphasis. Notice the following:

  1. I make that mistake every single time I try this.
  2. He forgets my name very single time we meet.

trinket

I get him geeky little trinkets for him for birthdays and Christmas.

A trinket is a small piece of jewelry of little value. Notice the following:

  1. That store sells lots of little trinkets.
  2. There are some free trinkets on the table.