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The sentences below are commonly used by native speakers, so non-native speakers of English can make full use of their speeches in their daily English conversation.
 
I knew a lot of boys who were good-looking ..... but Brad put them in the shade.
 
So you are nuts about Brad Lewis, huh ?
 
I heard his question but it didn't really register.
 
... so I'd have to ask Mom to come by for me.
 
But I didn't want him to know I'd been angling for a ride.
 
.... let me give you a hand with these.
 
I thought you disapproved of beauty contest on general principle, ....
 
.... he always said hi and gave me a special smile that turned my knees to jelly.
 
.... a girl could be friends with a guy without any romantic stuff messing things up.
 
.... one of Lauren's shoes slipped off my foot, and I walked right out of it.
 
.... I had blown whatever chance I might have had to make the final cut.
 
Was Brad Lewis really asking me for a date ?
 
I gave him a dirty look.
 
We're giving this place a touch of class.
 
I stubbed my toe. ( to hurt your toe by hitting it against something )
 
You'll never make any money that way.
 
..... to steer the conversation away from myself.
 
I'll call you over the weekend.
 
The door opened a crack, and my mother stuck her head in.
 
Do you think you will be seeing more of him.
 
He was dripping wet and looked so pathetic ..........
 
Will you two please pipe down ?
 
I put in a couple of applications just in case I get turned down.
 
I'll split the money with you fifty-fifty.
 
Caitlin : Want me to fix you up ?

Kyle : No way. Bubblebrains don't turn me on.

 
Mom and Dad won't let me be out late on a school night.
 
.... it was wrong of Mom and Dad to be so unreasonable.
 
I stewed over the problem all afternoon, .......
 
.... if I tell you something really important, will you promise to keep it a secret ?
 
Have I ever broken a promise to you ?
 
I could tell that in spite of himself ( if you do something in spite of yourself, you do it although you did not expect or intend to do it ), Kyle was dying of curiosity.
 
Kyle slowed the car to a crawl.
 
.... the game might be rained out  ( be rained off British English be rained out American English if an event or activity is rained off or rained out, it has to stop because there is too much rain. ) anyway .......
 
... this game's a really big deal to me.
 
When I got home, I realized that I had a lot of time on my hands and nothing interesting to do with it.
 
I'm sworn to secrecy, so I can't reveal the caller's identity.
 
Then I composed myself and walked slowly to the door.
 
When I stood up, it gave out on me.
 
I'm not going to tell you her name, if that's what you're leading up to.
 
 

Caitlin : ... no matter what happens, let's not lose each other.

Kyle : We won't, not if I can help it

 
Does that give you some claim on her ?
 
Kyle felt sorry for me because I was so bummed about not being able to go to the game with you, ...
 
But keeping the peace was a real strain, ..........
 
Kyle didn't seem in any hurry to depart.
 
If you need any help unscrambling ( to change a television signal or a message that has been sent in code (=a deliberately confusing way) so that it can be seen or read ) those notes, just let me know.
 
Kyle and Brad were each trying to force the other to leave first, and neither would give an inch.
 
.... he was wearing cutoffs.
 
It wasn't enough for you to come budging in on my date with Brad and refuse to leave.
 
How do you think you'd feel if he did start dating someone.
 
I bought a new outfit to wear to school on Monday.
 
.... but considering how he'd probably react, I took the coward's way out.
 
The Grandville Giants had made the play-offs for the first time in history ...
 
..... but after two weeks of baseball morning, noon and night. Deciding that turnabout was fair play when Brad asked what I'd like to do Friday evening.
 
I walked slowly back to my room with a feeling of resignation.
 
Any hopes I had that the game would be called off were dashed .......
 
I am about ready to leave. Want to hitch a ride with me ?
 
Don't you ever get tired of all the giving while does all the taking.
 
.... he was in the sunniest of moods.
 
... there were dark circles under my eyes.
 
The big ape treats you like dirt ..... I thought you had more self-respect than that.
 
It's just going to take a little time to work out the kinks in our relationship.
 
I guess old habits die hard. ( used to say that it takes a long time to change to a new way of doing something )
 
The warm sunshine felt wonderful to me after three days of being housebound.
 
It'll be an away game (an away game or match is played at your opponent's field or sports hall ) , against the Standard High Bears.
 
Don't let Lewis hear you say that, or he'll blow a fuse.
 
Sorry about that, Caitlin, you were a good sport to stick it out.
 
It's probably just heartburn.
 
......... in all the years we'd known each other, I had never seen Kyle in formal attire.
 
I never guess that they were an item ( if two people are an item, they have a sexual relationship ), did you ?
 
As luck would have it, the next dance was a slow one.
 
Hey, desperate situations call for desperate measures.
 
Why are you offering this anyway, We haven't been on the best of terms ( be on good/bad terms to have a friendly relationship or bad relationship with someone ), y'know.
 
Furious at being tricked, Brad let loose a stream of abuse at Kyle and me ......
 
Kyle and Brad were both too winded to speak, ......
 
I am afraid he's been drinking --- he's in no condition to drive.
 
I cried myself to sleep that night.
 
From now on I'd try to steer clear of him, .......
 
Maybe some exercise will clear the cobwebs out of my head.                            (  blow/brush/clear the cobwebs away to do something, especially go outside, in order to help yourself to think more clearly and have more energy )
 
Can't we forget about it and pick up where we left off ?
 
 

Kyle : You're telling me we are through ?

Caitlin : That's about the size of it.

 
Throwing caution to the winds ( throw/fling/cast caution to the winds to start to take more risks in what you do or say ) , I ran down the porch steps and raced across the street.
 
...... he was a far cry from a hero of last night's adventure.
 
I had never seen Kyle so flustered.
 
Kyle, will you let me get a word in edgewise get a word in edgeways also edgewise to get a chance to speak ). Please don't move away and forget me
 
...... twinning my arms around his neck.
 
 
 
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