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English Conversation 31: Traffic

1. There was a lot of traffic.: a common sentence used to show that there were many cars on the way to someplace
  • I am sorry that I am late. There was a lot of traffic.
  • It took us a long time to get there because there was a lot of traffic.
2. an excuse: a reason or explanation why something bad happened
  • She is always late, and she always has an excuse.
  • He gave me an excuse for why he didn't finish his homework. He told me his dog was sad, so he had to play with this dog. What a ridiculous excuse!

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