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run off • danger • footpaths
intelligent • affectionate
  1. His whole family has always been very towards me.
  2. This park is safe. It's fine for the children to in front of us.
  3. He is one of the most people I have ever met. He reads all the time.
  4. With all the changes in the economy many people are in of losing their jobs.
  5. There are some great for running down by the river.
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324 Dogs

Marion talks about a special dog.

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run off in front

Jonathan used to run off in front of my granddad.

When you 'run off in front' of someone you go ahead of him.

Notice the following:

  1. Go and run off in front of the group and see if the cafe is still open.
  2. Never run off in front of Mummy because you might get lost!

in danger

He wouldn't be in danger of being knocked down by a car.

When you are 'in danger' you are at risk of getting hurt or of something bad happening to you.

Notice the following:

  1. The dentist said that I am in danger of losing this tooth.
  2. If you stand there you are in danger of getting hit by a car.

footpath

There were no footpaths.

A 'footpath' is an informal, man-made trail that helps you to walk in the correct direction to a designated route.

Notice the following:

  1. There was a winding footpath to the front door.
  2. Please stay on the footpath, as I don't want you to step on the flowers.

intelligent

I think most dogs are very intelligent.

When someone is 'intelligent' it means that he is more clever than the average person. He can understand things very quickly.

Notice the following:

  1. You need to be very intelligent to go to that school.
  2. If you were more intelligent you would have realized that the computer was not even switched on!

affectionate

They're probably very affectionate.

When somebody is 'affectionate' it means that they act lovingly towards someone else.

Notice the following:

  1. My cat is very affectionate. He always wants cuddles.
  2. My boyfriend is not very affectionate in public.

 

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