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possibly • attracts • going on
inclined • cosmopolitan
  1. He has so much stuff in his life right now that he never remembers to call me back.
  2. I am to believe you, but your story is a bit confusing.
  3. We could be there on Thursday, but Friday is more likely.
  4. The city is so that you can almost any kind of restaurant you want.
  5. That part of the city a lot of musicians.
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862 Livable Locations
Mari and Mike talk about where they would like to live later in life.

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possibly one

Mike wants to live in a big city, possibly one like London.

Here, the word 'possibly' is similar in meaning to 'maybe'.  Notice the following:

  1. I'll finish the project in possibly one or two days.
  2. We are possibly going to buy a new house next year.

What attracts you

What attracts you to those cities?

What 'attracts' us to something is what makes us interested.  Notice the following:

  1. What attracts you about living abroad?
  2. What attracted you to teaching?

stuff is going on

So much stuff is going on.

We use the phrase 'so much stuff going on' to talk about things that are happening in our lives or in a situation. It's an uncountable noun.  Notice the following:

  1. There's so much negative stuff going on in the world today.
  2. I've got a lot of stuff going on at work.

more inclined

My parents live here, so I feel I'm more inclined to live here.

When we are 'inclined' to do something, that means we think it's the correct thing to do, but we may not be sure about it.  If we are inclined to do something we are emotionally pulled in that direction.  Notice the following:

  1. On global warming, I'm more inclined to agree with environmentalists.
  2. Great party, but I'm inclined to leave early.

cosmopolitan

It seems like a cosmopolitan city.

A 'cosmopolitan' city has people from many different countries and cultures.  Notice the following:

  1. Los Angeles is a very cosmopolitan city.
  2. I prefer large cosmopolitan cities.