To Ring in the New Year: to celebrate the beginning of the new year at midnight on
Nina: I am so
excited for tonight! I’ve always wanted to ring in the new year from Times Square in New York City!
Vince: I know, but it’s going to be cold. Do you have a warm coat?
Nina: Yes, I am completely prepared. I have a warm coat and
gloves, plus thick boots.
Vince: Well, there will be a lot of other people ringing in the
new year with us, so be prepared to stand up for a long time!
Bob: We are
planning a big party to ring in the new
year. Would you like to come?
Ken: Sure! When is
Bob: Well, we are ringing in the new year, so of course
it’s on New Year’s eve.
Ken: Oh, sorry. I
have to work that night.
Bob: Really? That’s too bad! Why don’t you come
over after work?
Ken: OK. I finish
work at about 10:30 PM. Can I come over after that?
perfect! You can ring in the new year with us at midnight!
ring in the new year means to celebrate the new year at midnight on December 31st.
In both example dialogues above, people are planning different ways to ring in
the new year. In the first, they are going to Times Square in New York, a
famous place where crowds gather at midnight on December 31st to
ring in the new year. In the second dialogue, Bob is inviting his friend to a
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