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sense of • generous • deep
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  1. The tree in front of that house a dinosaur.
  2. She is always so about giving me things she thinks I need.
  3. This group of friends has a very different humor than my other friends.
  4. At this time of year there are always a million things off.
  5. I think she knows down that what she is doing is wrong.
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#504 Family Characters

Ruth discusses the personalities in her family.

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sense of humor

She's got a really good sense of humor, and she plays tricks on people.

If your friend has a good appreciation of humor or feeling of what is funny, you can say she has a 'good sense of humor.' Notice the following:

  1. She loves laughing and has an excellent sense of humor.
  2. He has a strange sense of humor, and it is frustrating.


Who is the most generous person in your whole family?

A 'generous' person is a nice person who gives to other people without expecting anything in return.  She enjoys helping other people.  Notice the following:

  1. The old man generously donated a million dollars to charity.
  2. My parents were very generous when they gave me a new computer for my birthday.

deep down

I suppose deep down I maybe talk to my mom the most.

Something you know 'deep down,' is a feeling or emotion that you know is deep inside yourself, but don't always act out. Notice the following:

  1. The boy knew deep down that taking candy from the store was a bad idea.
  2. He had a feeling deep down that something terrible was going to happen.

going off

Just everything that's going off in my life.

Events that are 'going off' are happening or occurring now.  Notice the following:

  1. They just had a baby, so they have a lot going off right now.
  2. I always like to know what is going off in the lives of celebrities.


Who do you resemble the most in your family?

If two things look alike or have similar appearance, they 'resemble' each other. There is a resemblance (noun) between them. Notice the following:

  1. The cloud resembled a dog.
  2. When she was younger she resembled her father, but now she looks just like her mother.


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