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as you guys • resolutions • stick to
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  1. Are you going to make any this year?
  2. Don't you feel you are by not living near a big city?
  3. He lives in the same neighborhood .
  4. You need to decide on a plan and it.
  5. As soon as she makes up there is no arguing with her.
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847 New Year's Resolutions
Sabriya and Fred share what promises they will try to make for the new year.

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same as you guys

We follow the same calendar as you guys.

The phrase 'same as you guys' is an informal expression that means the 'same as you'.  Notice the following:

  1. We have the same pollution problems as you guys.
  2. We are going to the same place as you guys.

resolutions

I've been making different resolutions.

When we make 'New Year's resolutions,' we decide to do something positive or stop doing something negative in the new year.  Notice the following:

  1. I never make resolutions.
  2. My New Year's resolution is to lose weight.

stick to them

I never to stick to them.

To 'stick to something' means to keep doing it, even if it is very difficult.  Notice the following:

  1. I don't make resolutions because I never manage to stick to them.
  2. Once we make resolutions, it's often difficult to stick to them.

made my mind up

I've made my mind up.

To 'make my mind up' means we have made a decision about something.  Notice the following:

  1. I've made my mind up to study Business.
  2. After thinking carefully, he made his mind up.

losing a bit

I feel that I'm losing a bit.

Here, the phrase 'losing a bit' is similar in meeting to 'missing something'.  Notice the following:

  1. I'm losing a bit not spending more time by my family.
  2. He's losing a bit by not practicing English at every opportunity.