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take someone up on an offer - take advantage of someone's offer
You may not need a friend's help right away, but you may need it in the future. So if he offers to help, you can decline for now and then say that you might take him up on his offer in the future.
like this: 1. I don't need help with my English right now, but I might take you up on your offer in the fall when I start college. 2. It's ok if you can't help me move this weekend. Tom said to call him if I needed help. I can always take him up on his offer. 3. Sally said she could help me cook if ever I have a party, so I might take her up on her offer for next weekend.
Alright, are you ready to take someone up on an offer? Just give them a call, and say, "I'm ready to take you up on your offer to ... (help me with my homework).
the offer still stands - the offer is still good; you can still take advantage of the offer. You use this expression when you've offered your help or your services to someone, but this person still hasn't taken advantage of it. If you tell this person that your offer still stands, it means that you meant it when you said that you would help him move to a new apartment, for example, or drive him to the airport or help him with his English homework. He should, therefore, take advantage of it. like this: 1. I might need a ride to the airport after all next week. Does your offer still stand? 2. Seriously, the offer still stands. Anytime you need help moving, just let me know. I'll come over and help. 3. I might ask Tim to help me with math. He told me before he could help. I hope his offer still stands. Have you ever offered to help some friends with something, with homework or with painting an apartment, for example? If you still want to help, let them know. Give them a call; tell them you're still available, and say the offer still stands. Good luck! Joe the small guide thesmallguidesite.com
This is another way of expressing your annoyance at someone or something. When someone or something gets on your nerves, you probably want to stay away from it or from that person.
1. I like John, but he really gets on my nerves whenever he starts telling me what to do. He's not my boss after all.
2. I didn't mind having to fill out the forms for the clients at first, but eventually it got on my nerves.
3. Sue and Tom were perfect roommates in the beginning. Now she's asking him to move out. I think he's getting on her nerves.
Alright, folks. Think of something or someone that bothers you. Say what it is. (Yes, actually say it out loud. Remember, practice makes perfect.) Then complete the sentence: This really gets on my nerves because ...