10.3 DIMENSIONS; EXPRESS ESTIMATES

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What is the (high) of the tower?
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What is the height of the tower?

So the road goes the (long) of the town?
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So the road goes the length of the town?

When did they (wide) the entrance?
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When did they widen the entrance?

What is the (thick) of the wall here?
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What is the thickness of the wall here?

The road (narrow) here. Why's that?
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The road narrows here. Why's that?

What's the (broad) of the river and (deep) of the water here?
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What's the breadth/broadness of the river and depth of the water here?

Why don't they (large) the map? It's so small.
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Why don't they enlarge the map? It's so small.

It's nine o'clock and it's still light. When do the days (short) here?
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It's nine o'clock and it's still light. When do the days shorten here?

height, raise

length, lengthen

width, widen

thickness, thicken

narrowness, narrow

breadth, broaden

depth, deepen

size, enlarge

shortness, shorten

How many colleges are there? Just under forty. Well, thirty-eight to be exact.
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just under

How "new" is new? Roughly 1370.
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roughly

You're kidding! No, really! Interestingly, the oldest college was actually only founded a hundred or so years earlier!
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or so

Apparently, the biggest room can seat somewhere in the region of five hundred students.
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somewhere in the region

How many students are there at the university in total? To be honest, it depends. In term time, you'd probably get upwards of twenty thousand.
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upwards of

How many colleges are there? Just under forty. Well, thirty-eight to be exact.
just under
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How many colleges are there? Fewer than forty. Well, thirty-eight to be exact.
fewer than

How "new" is new? Roughly 1370.
roughly
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How "new" is new? About/around/approximately 1370.
about/around/approximately

You're kidding! No, really! Interestingly, the oldest college was actually only founded a hundred or so years earlier!
or so
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You're kidding! No, really! Interestingly, the oldest college was actually only founded about/around/approximately hundred years earlier!
about/around/approximately

Apparently, the biggest room can seat somewhere in the region of five hundred students.
somewhere in the region of
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Apparently, the biggest room can seat about/around/approximately five hundred students.
about/around/approximately

How many students are there at the university in total? To be honest, it depends. In term time, you'd probably get upwards of twenty thousand.
upwards of
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How many students are there at the university in total? To be honest, it depends. In term time, you'd probably get more than twenty thousand.
more than

It's roughly 1,500 metres in length.
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1,518

There are upwards of 35 corridors.
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38

It's just under 1,200 metres above sea level.
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1,180

It's somewhere in the region of 715 km.
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712

It's two metres or so at its thickest point and then it narrows.
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2.13

You get approximately 370 to the euro.
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371


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