MM1 Words meaning ‘opposite’: “The shed is ________ the barn.”
MM2 Suppose a little girl accidentally gets her dress on wrong so that the back part is turned around, you could say, “Look, you’ve got your dress on ________.”
MM3 When someone does something the wrong way round, you might tell him: “This is the front, you’ve got the whole thing turned ________.”
MM5 When you’re pointing out a house that’s not far away: “The house is over ________.”
MM6 Other words meaning ‘very close’ or ‘only a short distance away’: “The house is ________ the park.”
MM7 If there’s a house on each side of the school, you’d say, “The school is ________ the houses.”
MM9b If you go to a movie and see people waiting to get in, you might say, “I guess we’ll have to stand ________ line.”
MM10 The opposite of ‘behind’: “Is the car behind the house?” “No, I left it ________.”
MM11 When you’re trying to find something—you don’t know where it is—you might say, “I must have left it ________.”
MM12a Other ways of saying ‘in all directions’—for example, you might say, “He shot into a flock of birds and they went ________.”
MM12b Other ways of saying ‘in all directions’—for example, you might say, “When she was out on the dance floor, she broke her beads and they went ________.”
MM13 The table was nice and straight until she came along and knocked it ________.
MM14 If a drugstore is on one corner of a square and a gas station is on the far corner you might say, “The drugstore is ________ the gas station.”
MM15 If a carpenter unintentionally nails a board to another at an angle, you might say, “He nailed it ______.”
MM16 If you’re walking with somebody to the other corner of a square, and you want to save steps, you might say, “It’ll be shorter if we ________.”
MM17 If two things are next to each other, you might say, “She put the two boxes on the table ________.”
MM18 “Going from the kitchen to the back steps, he walked ________ the door.”
MM20 “So that she could sit down, he took his coat ________ the chair.”
MM22 If you are talking to a friend who lives in another place and you want to inquire about her neighborhood, you might ask, “How are things ________?”
MM23a If you use the term ‘uptown’ around here, what does it mean? Feel free to use the comment box to describe.
MM23b If you use the term ‘downtown’ around here, what does it mean? Feel free to use the comment box to describe.
MM24 Other expressions meaning ‘a short distance’: “The river is just a(n) ________ from the house.”
MM25 Expressions meaning a long distance: “China is a(n) ________ (from here).”
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