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Breaking up a relationship

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Hillary: You look so sad. What's wrong?

Laura: I just broke up with Tom.

Hillary: What happened?

Laura: He left me for another woman. He called last night and said he would not see me any more.

Hillary: Just like that?

Laura: Yeah. Just like that.

Hillary: I'm sorry to hear this, Laura.

Laura: I need to get over this. I feel devastated.

Hillary: Look. We can meet tonight. Come over. I'll cook dinner and we'll talk.

Laura: Thank you, but I will work late tonight.

Hillary: How about this: call me whenever you feel like, and we'll meet.

Laura: Ok. Honey, I'll call you sometime this week.



broke up: the past tense of "break up". It is an idiom in this conversation, meaning that a relationship is over with somebody.

get over something: idiomatic verb. To recover emotionally from an unfortunate event; to feel not disturbed over an event. "She has lost her job. She needs time to get over this."

just like that: an adverb phrase. As it is. It often stresses the obviousness of a situation or something.

A: "I learned English in a year after I got married to an American."

B: "Just like that?"

A. "Yeah. Just like that."

feel devastated: The verb feel is a helping verb and takes either an adjective or a verb in the passive form. "I feel devastated now at this news; my sister has cancer."

come over: idiomatic verb. To invite someone to your home. "My husband got a raise. We're giving a party this Saturday. Come over."

feel like: Idiomatic verb. To feel a desire to do something. Feel like + verb in the base form + ing. "I feel like dancing tonight." means "I want to dance tonight."





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