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device • by accident • see the point
in the first place • no longer
  1. We don't of memorizing these words.
  2. He got lost so we had to call for help.
  3. You should never have gone there .
  4. You need a GPS to help you find your way.
  5. People use maps now that there are GPS systems.
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Mixer 147 Do you have enough gadgets?

Six people share their thoughts about gadgets and whether they wish they had more.

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device

I want a few more devices for work.

A device is a gadget. It is a small electronic machine used to simplify a task. Notice the following:

  1. Do you know how to work this device?
  2. That's a new device. What does it do?

by accident

I put my iPod through the washing machine by accident.

When something happens by accident, that means you made it happen by mistake. Notice the following:

  1. I hit your car by accident. I promise to fix it.
  2. We broke the machine by accident. I promise to get you a new one.

see the point

I don't see the point of having it

When you see the point of something, you understand it why it happens. Notice the following:

  1. I don't see the point of studying if I can use my book on the test.
  2. I see your point, but I still disagree.

in the first place

I'll just not buy it in the first place.

'In the first place' means 'to begin with'. Notice the following:

  1. This hotel is terrible. We should never have come here in the first place.
  2. I hate the topic of my paper. It is so boring. I wish I had not chosen it in the first place.

no longer

I have quite a few gadgets I no longer use.

'No longer' meand 'not anymore'. Notice the following:

  1. I now ride my bike everywhere so I no longer need my car.
  2. That family no longer lives there. They moved.