A: I am tired. But I must clean the kitchen.
B: How can I help you?
A: Can you clean up the table for me?
B means: Tell me exactly what you want me to do for you by using this statement: 'How can I help you?"
How about: It suggests: Give me some information on what you know; tell me what you think. You can use how about with a verb + ing and with a noun. Example: "How about going to the movies this weekend?" This questions means: What do you think? Is it a good idea to go to movies this weekend? Do you want to go to movies this weekend? "How about having some ice-cream?" It suggests "Shall we eat ice cream?"
price range: Prices given between two points from the lowest to the highest. For example: The price range runs between 15 and 50 dollars. This sentence means: The lowest price is 15 dollars and the highest 50 dollars, and between there are other prices. The price range is between 20 dollars and 50 dollars. This sentence means: The prices for this range could be as low as 20 dollars and as high as 50 dollars.
between ... and ... prepositional phrase. Between me and you; between now and tomorrow; between this room and bedroom. All these phrases suggest there are two things--objects or people--in consideration. Example: "There is a problem between you and me." This sentence means: We have a problem; you and me together are responsible for this problem. "Between now and tomorrow we can finish our work." This sentence means: We can finish the work for the time period beginning now and until tomorrow.
straight down: adverb. Down on the same direction; go down on the same direction. If you walk, go, or drive straight down, you do not change a straight-line direction; you don't cross the street or walk into an opposite direction. You just stay on the same line and go forward.
walk over to: prepositional verb. To go across the street, road, park, room and etc. If you walk over to a building, you do this: you go across from your starting point to the opposite side from where you are. You walk over to the other side means you walk across from one point to the opposite side of that point.
shall I: Tell me what I need to do. If you ask "Shall I call John first"', you are asking for the opinion or approval of the other person. It means "What do you suggest? I call or do not call John first?" "Shall I buy this book?", which suggests "Do you want me to buy this book?" If you need other person's suggestion or approval, you ask your question with 'Shall I".
as high as... noun: comparative phrase. The first object has the same height as the second object compared. Example:"Her eyes are as blue as the sky." This means. The shade of the blue of her eyes is just like the sky blue. "She is as old as my grandmother.", which means her age is equal to my grandmother's age; she looks as old as my grandmother.
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