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punctual • pattern • annoying
puttering • forced
  1. As my father gets older, he spends more time around in the yard.
  2. He doesn't usually do his homework unless he is to.
  3. Whenever I am doing something like this, I always have to follow a kind of so I don't forget anything.
  4. When you first start a new job, it is extremely important that you are .
  5. I found it really that she would tell stupid, little lies.
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738 What are you like?
Matt reveals his personality by anserwing questions about character traits.

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Matt says he is always punctual.

When you are 'punctual,' it means that you are always on time.

Notice the following:

  1. People who are not punctual really annoy me.
  2. I do try and be punctual, but I don't always succeed.

I follow kind of a pattern

I follow kind of a pattern of my dad and my grandfather.

If you 'follow a kind of pattern,' it means that you generally tend to do things is a similar way all of the time.

Notice the following:

  1. When I clean my house I follow a kind of pattern and this makes sure that everything gets done.
  2. I follow a kind of pattern and this keeps me on track.

I found it annoying

I found it annoying to be late.

When you 'find something annoying,' it means that it frustrates or vexes you.

Notice the following:

  1. I find it annoying when people are not loyal.
  2. I would never leave a room messy, as I find that annoying.

putter around

I tend to putter around and do very little.

When you 'putter around,' it means that you spend time doing lots of little jobs that are maybe not very important.

Notice the following:

  1. I like to putter around the garden on Sundays.
  2. One of my favorite things to do is to putter around and straighten up the house.

unless I'm forced to

Matt says he does very little "unless I'm forced to".

'Unless I'm forced to' means that you will not do something until something or someone makes you do it.

Notice the following:

  1. I don't really clean unless I'm forced to.
  2. He would never mow the lawn unless he was forced to.