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similar • equal stepping • if he tried
guesthouses • stay over
  1. My parents and I are on much more now than when I was younger.
  2. The weather is really bad now. Would you like to ?
  3. When we are traveling we usually stay in instead of hotels.
  4. He couldn't be luckier .
  5. You and my sister have very personalities.
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320 Last Night

Eli talks about what she did the night before.

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similar

We've kind of got similar interests.

When people have 'similar' interests it means that their interests are alike, but not exactly the same.

Notice the following:

  1. I can tell you are sisters you look very similar.
  2. The two cars looked similar.

equal stepping

It's really nice to find someone who I'm sort of on an equal stepping with here.

When you are on an 'equal stepping' with someone it means you think about things in the same way.

Notice the following:

  1. We are well suited, we are on an equal stepping.
  2. It makes a change for me to find some who is on an equal stepping with me about politics.

if we tried

We couldn't really be farther away if we tried.

The phrase 'if we tried' refers to something that has happened by chance and that even if you planned it you probably could not end up with the same outcome.

Notice the following:

  1. I could not have done that better if I had tried.
  2. I could not make that shot again if I tried. 

guesthouse

I'm living in a guesthouse.

A 'guesthouse' is a small hotel that is usually family owned. It is usually cheaper than a hotel and may have a common kitchen or shared bathrooms.

Notice the following:

  1. I want to spend the weekend at a guesthouse in the country.
  2. Her parents run a guesthouse and she helps at weekends.

stay over

She had like a futon in her sitting room and I stayed over.

When you 'stay over' it means that you stay the night at someone's house.

Notice the following:

  1. I am going to have some friends stay over for my birthday.
  2. I have a spare room if you would prefer to stay over, as we might get back from the concert late.

 

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