“That's as low as I'm willing to go.”

English Lesson: That's as low as I'm willing to go.

You're trying to sell your motorcycle. You're negotiating with someone who might buy it. You've offered to sell it to them for $7,500, but they're asking for a lower price. You don't want to sell it for less than that amount, so you say this.

That's as low as I'm willing to go.



“I want to switch to a new carrier, but I have 6 more months on my contract.”

English Lesson: I want to switch to a new carrier, but I have 6 more months on my contract.

You have mobile phone service with a certain company, but you are not happy with it. You want to change to a different company, but you can't because you signed a contract with the current company that hasn't finished yet. You are talking about your mobile phone service with a coworker and you say this.

I want to switch to a new carrier, but I have 6 more months on my contract.



“Let me know if that works.”

English Lesson: Let me know if that works.

You've chosen a week when you'd like to take a vacation. You're sending an email to your boss to request those days off. Near the end of the message, you ask for permission in a confident way.

Let me know if that works.



“They've hinted that they may be introducing a new tablet computer.”

English Lesson: They've hinted that they may be introducing a new tablet computer.

You have heard some information that makes you think that Sony is going to start selling a tablet computer. The information came from things that the company said and wrote, but they haven't officially said that they will do this. You think that they will announce it at a conference next week. You write this on an Internet message board about this conference.

They've hinted that they may be introducing a new tablet computer.



“I wish I didn't have that stray hair sticking out.”

English Lesson: I wish I didn't have that stray hair sticking out.

You're looking at vacation photos with your husband. There's one photo which has a beautiful background, but there's a problem with your hair. You complain about it.

I wish I didn't have that stray hair sticking out.



English Lesson: That's as low as I'm willing to go.
English Lesson: I want to switch to a new carrier, but I have 6 more months on my contract.
English Lesson: Let me know if that works.
English Lesson: They've hinted that they may be introducing a new tablet computer.
English Lesson: I wish I didn't have that stray hair sticking out.



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