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1275 North Carolina

Sarah talks about her home state of North Carolina and things it is famous for.

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opposite end

I usually tell people it's on the opposite end of the US.

The opposite end is the other side. Notice the following:

  1. He kicked the ball to the opposite end of the field.
  2. I live on the oppisite end of town.

on the coast

It's on the coast.

On the coast is next to the ocean. Notice the following:

  1. The beach is on the coast.
  2. Property on the coast is really expensive.

make a distinction

Why do people make a distinction between North and South Carolina?

To make a distinction is to show a difference.Notice the following:

  1. You have to make a distinction between work and play.
  2. He made a distinction bewtween his style and his friend's style.

the history behind (that)

What's the history behind that?

The history behind (that) is the story about something. Notice the following:

  1. The history behind this scar is pretty interesting.
  2. I'm curious about the history behind this building.

look out for

What's North Carolina famous for, I mean what can we look out for?

To look out for is be aware of or try to notice something. Notice the following:

  1. Look out for that car!
  2. He should look out for people he knows at the mall.

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