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Topic are verbs 'develop' and 'place'.
<At first> develop
diagram's story is Two coworkers, one is elder.
a How can I help you?
b Well, I have what I think is a brilliant startup idea. But I'm stuck.
a You mean you didn't know how to bring it to the next level?
b Exactly, I need to develop the Idea. I'm hoping you can give me some advice.
a I think you should start by carrying out a market survey. That will allow you to see if your idea fills a gap in the market.
b OK. I'll definitely do that.
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Key sentence is
I need to develop the idea.
Such vervs as develop are change
Children develop better with good nutrition.
It’s important to develop good habits.
So why is “developed” used in both sentences?
Well, emphasis is on “the time it takes”, you know it takes time, there’s a process involved here. I mean the very nature of habit, it’s not something that just happens.
A powerful typhoon is developing in the Pacific.
The discussion developed into a bitter argument.
She’s developing into an excellent teacher.
So, why is “into” used here?
Well, as we mentioned in the previous lesson, the use of “into” generally indicates the big kind of change.
<Then next place>
Diagram's stopy is couple's talking.
a Here we are the famous Mouth of Truth.
b Yes. Everyone knows about this place because of the movie Romans Holiday.
a The princess played by Audrey Hepburn screamed when the man put his hand in the Mouth.
b Yes, I rememberd that scene well.
a Do you think I'm honest?
b I'm not sure. Let's find out. Place your hand into the mouth slowly.
a OK. Here goes. Ahhhh.
b Come on. You can't fool me.
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Place your hand into the mouth slowly.
Such verbs as place are put, locate.
So, what’s the extra nuance conveyed by the “place” here?
Well, I would say, “place” always implies a certain measure of care and precision.
Yes, definitely that’s specific position on purpose.
1). She placed a wad of cash in my hand.
So, can you explain the reason why the speaker used “placed” here?
Well, I think here it has very deliberate meaning right. She went ???. She placed a wad of cash in my hand. So it’s like we have a deal now. We have an agreement. What do you think, Chris?
Yeah, exactly. I think the key word that was used is deliberate, right? It’s with care, and I wanted to just buff, right there. And no argument, no comeback, as you said, the deal is done.
Hey, Rosa. By the way, do you think most Americans would understand the word, tap. You know, we have the example, “Place your hands under the tap.”
Well, I think most Americans don’t use it, but I think they could understand it. After all it’s tap water, right?
Okay. So what would most American say that instead of tap?
Well, usually, ah, they’d say faucet.
But you know, there’s no reason to force it.
Well done, Rosa.
The police are doing all they can to locate the missing girl.
Locate focuses on position , point, place.