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English Conversation 24: Taking Sides



1. I can't understand why...: a sentence pattern used when angry or surprised at something or someone
  • I can't understand why you like this TV show. It is so boring.
  • I can't understand why we have to wear suits to work. We don't meet customers, so it is not necessary.
2. to be rude: to behave in an inappropriate way; to not be polite
  • He is rude.
  • It is rude to stand very close to people in my country.
3. to be mean: to be not nice
  • She always yells at everyone. She is mean.
  • He called me fat. He is so mean.

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