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Decisive


Today lets look at some advanced vocabulary, made easy. (EASIER!!! I hope)

decisive - adjectiveDEE-SAI-SIVE - having the power or quality of deciding.
"Scott is very decisive. He can make big decisions easily."

If we look at some other vocabulary that come from the word decide.

decide - verb - to solve or conclude a question or a struggle.
"I decided to go to Italy for my vacation this year."

decision - noun - the act or process of deciding.
"I made a decision. I will go to Italy this year for my vacation."

So if decisive is a new word for you, looking at the base word can be helpful to understand the meaning.
Remember sweetener?
I hope this is useful!

Which way should I go? I can't decide!
I am not very decisive :(

Out the window

Out the window = wasted, no longer exists.

"If I buy a $6.00 latte every morning from the cafe, that's $42.00 out the window every week!" = That is $42.00 wasted every week.

Also - If an idea or plan is no longer good or possible we say it goes out the window.

"I wanted to get up early today and watch the sunrise, but I didn't go to bed until 3:00 am so I was too tired. My plan to wake up early went out the window."

"My plan to climb Mt. Everest is out the window!"

Lend - Borrow


lend and borrow

Lend and Borrow can be confusing to use in a sentence, so lets look at how they are used correctly.

"Can I borrow $10.00? (from you)"

"Can you lend me $10.00?"

These sentences have the same meaning. Whether you need to use lend or borrow depends on the subject of your sentence.

In our 1st example sentence the subject (you), will receive something so we need to use borrow. You will receive money.
Borrow is used whenever the subject receives something. (money, a DVD etc.)
"My brother wants to borrow my car tomorrow." - My brother is the subject of the sentence, he wants to receive my car.

In the second example the subject is the person who will give us the money (for some time, not forever of course!) so we use lendLend is used whenever the main subject gives something to someone else.
"The bank will lend me $10,000.00 to buy a car."


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