General 18: dollar, door, drink, drive, driver

1. dollar

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: The basic monetary unit of the US, Canada, Australia, and certain countries in the Pacific, Caribbean, SE Asia, Africa, and South America.
– Example:
+ It then slashed its funding by around about a half a billion dollars over four years.
+ Trade too between the two countries is worth many billions of dollars a year.
+ Bargaining with management became a matter of dollars and cents, not life and death.
+ I don’t care if this investment comes by way of the dollar, the euro or the yen.
+ Does this mean oil prices haven’t risen as dramatically in pounds or euros as in dollars?
+ The amounts by which they do each of the above are decided in terms of dollars and cents.
+ Go and sponsor him now, and remember to donate in pounds, and not dollars like I did.
+ Between the three networks, the producers had a budget of three million dollars.
+ You wouldn’t be able to tell whether a web page costs a penny or a hundred dollars to visit.

2. door

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A hinged, sliding, or revolving barrier at the entrance to a building, room, or vehicle, or in the framework of a cupboard.
– Example:
+ she looked for her key and opened the door
+ Christopher released a deep breath and slightly shook his head as he unlocked the wooden double doors.
+ They threw me back against the metal garage door hard.
+ I slid the closet door shut just as the room was illuminated with light.
+ After a minute, the patio door swung open.
+ I crept along the cold wooden floor and saw that the door was ajar.
+ She unlocked the wooden door to the hotel room, sighing as she stepped inside.
+ The heavy double glass doors lead them into the office area.
+ I was interrupted yet again by the stupid door banging against the wall.

3. drink

– Part Of Speech: verb
– Meaning: Take (a liquid) into the mouth and swallow.
– Example:
+ we sat by the fire, drinking our tea
+ We started off by drinking cocktails in a bar in Old Compton Street.
+ He added that his greatest concern was about how they would be able to persuade Johnny to drink liquids after his procedure.
+ He sighed, and tipped the glass up, drinking what was left.
+ Also, remember that it is better to drink dirty water than to go without drinking water all.
+ It wasn’t safe to farm there or to drink the water.
+ We were celebrating Matthew’s success in a SoHo restaurant at the time, and drinking cocktails in the garden.

4. drive

– Part Of Speech: verb
– Meaning: Operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle.
– Example:
+ How many times have you driven past a speed camera located on a well lit, straight A road that has a higher than average traffic speed?
+ I doubt there is a single person driving a car today who hasn’t exceeded the speed limit or driven without a seatbelt at times, even though we all know we shouldn’t.
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5. driver

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A person who drives a vehicle.
– Example:
+ a taxi driver
+ learner drivers
+ Others will be taxi drivers, students, shopkeepers or their sons.
+ He proposed the council give incentives to taxi drivers to convert their vehicles to liquefied petroleum gas, which is much cleaner.
+ The arrests came after the police received reports that a gang of youths were allegedly hurling racist abuse at taxi drivers and damaging vehicles.
+ People of all ages stood on the footpaths cheering on the vehicles and their drivers as they passed through the towns generously donating into the collection boxes.
+ That, in the view of this paper and thousands of frustrated motorists, bus passengers, taxi drivers and truckers, is totally unacceptable.
+ Utility workers, Social Security employees, students and taxi drivers rallied in support of the strikers in San Jose on the same day.
+ Speeding by drivers of heavy vehicles, especially those of private buses, has become a real threat to fellow road users and pedestrians alike.

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