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in fact • like • miniature
kind • related to
  1. I have a desk for my son in my office.
  2. Is your sister a lot you?
  3. I have never seen that of dog before.
  4. I get along with her very well. , she will be my roommate next year.
  5. We have a lot of memories that house.
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285 My dog
Gloria talks about her dog.

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in fact

Yes, I have a pet; in fact, I still have one in America right now.

The phrase 'in fact' is used to give a specific example for what we are talking about. Notice the following:

  1. I'm not tired.  In fact, I could watch another movie.
  2. In fact, we are going to visit my parents next weekend.

like

What is your dog Cruiser like?

When we use 'like' in this way we are asking for a description of something. This usually refers to personality or maybe how something looks. Notice the following:

  1. What is traveling on a train like?
  2. He is a lot like his father.

miniature

Cruiser is a miniature wolf hound.

If something is 'miniature' is a smaller of what's normal.  In this case, a very small copy of a wolf hound. Notice the following:

  1. We built a miniature house in the back for the kids to play in.
  2. My son has a miniature version of that car.  It's a toy.

kind

What kind of cat did you have?

In this case 'kind' refers to type or, more specifically with animals, the breed. Notice the following:

  1. What kind of car do you have.
  2. Strawberries are my favorite kind of fruit.

related to

One of my earliest memories with Sally was chasing her around the house, and they're not really related to anything.

If one thing is 'related to' another there is a connection between the two things. Notice the following:

  1. Is your work related to tourism at all?
  2. I think my headache is related to lack of sleep.