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save time • individuality • reflects
old • left out
  1. You will develop a sense of when you go away to school.
  2. She felt really because both her brother and sister got to go to the store with Mom.
  3. It gets really having to eat beans and rice all the time.
  4. It will if you go find what you need, I'll find what I need and we can meet back here.
  5. I need to find a birthday present that her personality.
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410 School Uniforms
Todd and Marion debate school uniforms.

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it saves time

Children don't have to think about what to wear for that day, so it saves time.

When something 'saves time' it makes things easier or more convenient. For example, fast food saves time because you don't have to cook or sit down in a restaurant. Notice the following:

  1. It saves time to take alternative roads when the traffic is bad.
  2. Buying salad in a bag saves time.

individuality

When kids choose what to wear, they can show their creativity or their individuality.

Your 'individuality' is what makes you different from other people. It is something that is unique about you. Notice the following:

  1. Each of my friends expresses her individuality in a different way.
  2. I don't like to shop in trendy stores because I can't find things that express my individuality.

reflect your personality

Your clothes reflect your personality, so I think it's important for kids to choose what to wear.

If something 'reflects your personality' it indicates what type of person you are. For example, if you are an artist you probably have a different style than someone interested in technology. Notice the following:

  1. I don't think your style of music reflects your personality.
  2. The books she reads reflect her personality.

it must get really old

If you wear a uniform every day, it must get really old and really repetitive.

When something 'gets really old' it becomes boring or frustrating. Notice the following:

  1. It gets really old waiting for you all the time.
  2. It must get really old listening to the same music at work every day.

makes you feel left out

If you see other children wearing nicer clothes, which your parents can't afford, that makes you feel left out.

You feel ' left out' when you are different than your peers or friends and don't want to be. You can feel left out if they can all do something or have something that you do not. You feel excluded for some reason. Notice the following:

  1. When he had to stay home because he was sick he felt really left out.
  2. It makes her feel left out when you all speak in Spanish.