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representing • competitive • missionaries
that stage • fair enough
  1. The did a lot of work on the water system here.
  2. Her husband has a very good lawyer him.
  3. Small companies have a edge because they are more personal.
  4. I think his argument is .
  5. They are in of their relationship where they do everything together.
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163 Dream Job
Christian talks about a job he would like to have in the future.

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To become a diplomat representing my country.

In this example, to "represent" something or someone is to act as the authority or responsible person for it or him.  Notice the following:

  1. Is that who you want to represent your company?
  2. He will represent his school in the debate competition.

competitive edge

It gives you a competitive edge.

A "competitive edge" is the ability to produce materials or provide service in a way that makes you more desirable than other companies that do the same thing.  Notice the following:

  1. Their company has a competitive edge because they actually have farms that grow the coffee that they sell.
  2. The fact that he was bilingual gave him a competitive edge.


They're missionaries.

A "missionary" is a person who is sent by a church to complete a project.  Notice the following:

  1. They are sending a group of missionaries to build a new school in Honduras.
  2. She worked as missionary for five years before she came home.

through that stage

I never really went through that stage.

To "go through a stage" is to have a period of time when you demonstrate a certain behavior.  For example, children got through a stage where they don't want to listen to their parents.  Notice the following:

  1. My son went through the "why?" stage last year.
  2. Did you ever go through the stage when you cut your own hair?

fair enough

Alright, fair enough.

We use the phrase "fair enough" to tell a person that his statement is reasonable or that we agree with him.  Notice the following:

  1. I think his solution is fair enough.
  2. Fair enough, we will try it your way.