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DO / DOING / TO DO

Do you know the meaning of can’t stand, as in the example, “I just can’t stand being stuck in traffic”? When there’s a situation (being stuck in traffic) or a person (your work colleague) you really don’t like, then can’t stand captures the feeling perfectly. What is also important is knowing that can’t stand is generally followed by […]

IN SPITE OF

We had a very entertaining topic for discussion in class this morning. We spoke about gold-diggers. Not the ones with a pickaxe and shovel digging for gold in the mountains. The gold-diggers we were referring to are those people who enter into a relationship not out of love but because their partner is well-off. They […]