General 7: best, better, between, bike, bird

1. best

– Part Of Speech: adjective
– Meaning: Of the most excellent or desirable type or quality.
– Example:
+ the best midfielder in the country
+ how to obtain the best results from your machine
+ her best black suit
+ It was only appropriate that the crucial touchdown should come from the best player on view yesterday.
+ It’s pretty much the best political satire that is going on on US TV at the moment.
+ I saw it last week, and enjoyed it, but it’s by no means even close to being the best film of 2002.
+ This shows, for example, that the best plants can be up to six times more productive than the worst.
+ In fact her son Lindsay was Rebecca’s very best friend when they were small children.
+ The spacious L-shaped living room to the rear is one of the property’s best features.

2. better

– Part Of Speech: adjective
– Meaning: More desirable, satisfactory, or effective.
– Example:
+ we’re hoping for better weather tomorrow
+ the new facilities were far better
+ I’m better at doing sums than Alice
+ Unfortunately he’s better at Playstation than I am, so I don’t think I won anything.
+ Maybe Microsoft just happens to be truly better at security than Linux?
+ The high street is getting better at delivering good, fashionable styles and is great for an instant trend hit.
+ Now does that mean we all can’t be a little better at what we do or be a little more responsible?
+ I think in these past five years, Mike and I have gotten much better at setting up grooves.
+ We have the potential to be heard better, so we should take advantage of this.

3. between

– Part Of Speech: preposition
– Meaning: At, into, or across the space separating (two objects or regions)
– Example:
+ the border between Mexico and the United States
+ the dog crawled between us and lay down at our feet
+ those who travel by train between London and Paris
+ The dining room is filled with big and small tables and only an elbow of space is left between the tables.
+ I read of reports where people were slipping it beneath the slot, in the space between the slot and the box.
+ When stopped in traffic, leave sufficient space between your car and the vehicle in front
+ It sits at street level between the two living spaces in the basement and on the first floor.
+ Make sure that you only put in a single layer at a time and leave plenty of space between them.
+ Even then the director rode the bike between camera locations so I didn’t tire!

4. bike

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A bicycle or motorcycle.
– Example:
+ my friends and I would ride our bikes
+ I’m going by bike
+ He said despite the one game agreement he told the meeting there had been occasions where it had been used four times a week and that children had been riding bikes across it.
+ We are real people who are doing a job just like anyone else; we just get paid to ride our bikes.
+ There is also a fun ride where the citizens of Hamburg can ride their bikes around a set course in the city streets.
+ The local bike shops have been unable to fix it and don’t seem to have any solid advice.
+ It’s no secret that eBay has become one of the hottest spots on the Internet to buy and sell used bikes and bike gear.
+ It’s like taking your hands off the handle bars of a bike while you’re cycling.
+ This child cannot rollerskate, play sports or ride bikes because the normal activity of children causes chronic sores.

5. bird

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate animal distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, a beak, and typically by being able to fly.
– Example:
+ They measure the bills and the wings, take the birds ‘ weights and label a leg of each with a colored marker.
+ Whether the flightless birds used their beaks to impale or bludgeon their prey is unknown, Chiappe says.
+ Bounding and undulating flight are distinguished by the way the bird uses its wings during the resting phase.
+ When on the water, a sleeping bird will tuck its bill under its wing; on land birds may stand on one leg.
+ They were not the feathered wings of a bird or the leathery ones of a bat, but something in-between, sharing the features of both.
+ Instead, the birds strike with their beaks and hook their fresh meat on thorns or barbed wire.
+ Occasionally, a bird fluffs feathers and wings in a short flight, before returning to the field of perpetual avian motion.
+ After you have clipped his wing, your bird will still be able to fly, but not for any distance.
+ A bird needs wings for lift, tail feathers for control and lightweight bones.

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