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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 145. The Verb Phrase today is either to
lean toward or lean towards. You might hear either one of those. Let's continue.
If someone is leaning toward or towards something , he or she is tending to be in
favor of a particular opinion, decision, or support for someone or something. .
That's what they say. They're leaning towards there. They're moving in that
direction and the second meaning is the more literal meaning. Which is probably
where we get the first meaning from. The second meaning is to bend or tilt or
move one's body towards something. So you say you lean. So you can literally mean like
somebody could get a lien against the wall. They can put all their body weight
against the wall. So you can lean towards something. So again if you're leaning, it
means you're moving in that direction. So the same thing with. You know , making a
decision or an opinion about something. Maybe you haven't 100% firmly decided or
have made up your mind but you're kind of moving in that direction. You're
leaning that way. Okay. So let's look at several examples. We've got four examples
of how we use this today. Number one. I have not decided who I'm going to vote
for , but I am leaning toward the libertarian candidate.
Yeah. We hear this at election time all the time. A lot of people said they
didn't make up their mind yet. Probably they didn't really pay attention. I think
most people don't really start paying attention to the candidates until
probably like the last three months. Usually once the you know, the candidates
are chosen for each party. And so most people get serious and then they might
start listening to some debates and that could sway them either this way or that
way. But you know , they may be leaning one way or another. That's what they always
say though that you might hear that. Some people say they didn't make up their
mind at all. But some people say I mean I didn't make up my mind, but I think I
think I might go that way. I'm that way. Okay. Yeah. So Libertarian
candidate of course remember the main ones in the US are the Republicans and
the Democrats. Libertarian is really like the third sort of party in line. Usually
it ends up being more of like a protest vote. If they don't like the other two,
but I don't know some people might vote for that party anyway. Let's continue.
Number two . Here I am planning an overseas vacation and I have not decided
where I'm going to go. So they know they want to go on vacation. They know they
want to be overseas but they may be this so obviously they didn't probably buy
the tickets yet. It's not confirmed yet. However, I am leaning towards going to
Italy you know, maybe that was one of the places that they had in mind and they if
they you know, wherever he's going with if they don't decide another way for
another reason that's probably where they are going to go. Okay. Let's look at number
three. He leaned his body toward the Tower of Pisa, so he could pretend he was
holding it up for a photo. Yeah. Of course, this is the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You
know, the famous one that always looks like it's on a tilt. And if you've ever
gone there you know that a lot of people always pretend like they're holding it
up. They're always making a photo like this. And they lean towards that way and
from a distance actually the photos don't look too bad. You see a lot of
people do this. Most people when they go there this is one of them. I guess it'd sort
of a funny photo that they will do. Almost everybody thinks of it. Most
people do it and to be honest it doesn't look that bad. I've seen it. I've taken
photos that way and it actually looks pretty good. Okay . Let's look at
number four here. Even though he is a Republican he tends to lean left on some
issues. So maybe he's a Republican maybe most of the time he votes Republican,
but there's a few issues where maybe he might go the other way. So he might throw
his support the other way. Then we say they might lean
the other way. Okay. Anyway, I hope it's clear. I hope you got it. Thank you for your
time. bye-bye.
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