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by the time • aspect • huge
at the end • down there
  1. I love the mall. Let's go for lunch.
  2. The social of high school is important.
  3. We all want to be wanted of the day.
  4. They were gone we got there.
  5. Learning computers was for me!
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1285 Home Schooling - As a Student

Sarah talks with Peter about her experience being home schooled.

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by the time I came along

By the time I came along, he didn't do that anymore.

Here, the speaker means, before 'I was born' but it also means 'before I arrived.' Notice the following:

  1. My father was rich by the time I came along.
  2. By the time we came along, the party was over.

social aspect

Personally, the social aspect wasn't huge.

The social aspect refers to having friends and people you can socialize with. Notice the following:

  1. Many people choose college for its social aspect, not academics.
  2. I like the social aspect of my work, but that is about it.


It wasn't a huge thing.

Here, huge means important. Notice the following:

  1. Getting a job downtown was huge.
  2. The boss likes you. That is huge!

at the end of the day

So I guess what most people envision as like homework at the end of the day.

The phrase 'at the end of the day' just talks about the most basic conclusion about something. Notice the following:

  1. At the end of the day, you need to take care of your health.
  2. We are all humans at the end of the day.

down there

That allows him to not have to be down there very often.

We often say 'down there' instead of just 'there' to refer to a location. Notice the following:

  1. Are you going to the beach? We will follow you down there.
  2. I am not sure what is down there?

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