Lesson 55, Exercise 5 - Sid's Worst Decision
Interviewer: Uh, ok, so what's the worst decision you ever made?
Sid: Why, the worst decision I ever made? Well, like, probably like, decisions in like, prior relationships, things like that.
Interviewer: With women?
Sid: Yeah. With women, yeah.
Interviewer: That's a very typical answer.
Note that Sid uses "like" 3 times. 'Like' is used here as an interjection, for hesitation, similar to "uh", "eh", and "uhm". Do not confuse this "like" with a meaningful "like"! We find Real English examples of the "meaningful grammatical like" here and here, for example.
A prior relationship with another person is similar to
- a previous involvement with another.
- a future connection with another person.
- a constant romance.
prior (adjective): preceding in time, earlier
Example: It is now 2020. In this example, Sid's prior relationship was with Jill.