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so-so • once a week • depends on
make • neither
  1. of her sons were at the party.
  2. It was a vacation, not as fun as I expected.
  3. What are you going to for the picnic?
  4. The baseball game the weather.
  5. He has to go to the doctor .
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85 Apples
Kentaro answers questions about this well-known fruit and related costs

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[Do you like apples?] So-so.

If you like apples 'so-so' it means you kind of like them, but not a lot. Notice the following:

  1. The sandwich that I ordered was so-so.
  2. The movie was so-so.

once a week

I eat apples once a week.

If you do something 'once a week' it means you do it one time every week. Notice the following:

  1. She only goes out once a week now.
  2. I go to the supermarket once a week.

depends on

The price of apples depends on the season.

If one thing 'depends on' another there is a connection between them.  If one thing happens it has an effect on the other. Notice the following:

  1. My hobbies depend on the season.
  2. Her final grade depends on this exam.


Can you make apple pie?

When you 'make' food you prepare it by putting all of the ingredients together. Notice the following:

  1. Do you know how to make pizza?
  2. I can make you a sandwich if you're hungry.


[I can't make apple pie]. Me neither.

You can use 'me neither' when you want to agree with a negative statement someone has made. Notice the following:

  1. I don't want to go to work today.  'Me neither.'
  2. He likes neither apples nor bananas.