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I take it • compete • camaraderie
 thrill of victory • disappointed
  1. We always for the highest score in the class.
  2. I was very that they didn't offer me the job.
  3. The among the employees was the only thing that made the job fun.
  4. The team felt a after winning the championship game.
  5. So you don't want to go on a date with me .
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937 Team vs. Individual Sports
Santi and Todd debate whether it is better to play team sports or individual sports.

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I take it

So, I take it, you can play sports all year round.

We use the phrase 'I take it'  to confirm something we are not sure about.  Note the following:

  1. I take it Bob is not coming today. I don't see him.
  2. I take it the weather is warmer in the southern part of France.


You can compete with yourself.

When we compete, we try to win or be more successfull than someone else. Note the following:

  1. Some students like to compete for the top score on the test.
  2. Most athletes have a need to compete in sports.


You have camaraderie with your teammates.

Cameraderie is a friendly feeling towards people we work or share an experience with.  Note the following:

  1. We have a lot of camaraderie in the office.
  2. There was a lack of camaraderie in the class.

thrill of victory

You share the thrill of victory.

The thrill of victory is a feeling of excitement that comes after winning a competition.  Note the following:

  1. The team shared the thrill of victory after winning the title.
  2. In sports, you have the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.


I feel disappointed in them sometimes.

Being disappointed is similar to feeling a little sad about something.  Note the following:

  1. She was disappointed with her results.
  2. You should not get too disapointed with your job search. It is a bad economy.