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Brad's Teacher Writing May 20, 1999

An Important Choice: Basic Composition
Noun Clause as Object

    One of the more important things I’ve ever chosen to do is buy a house. To make such a decision was a bit scary, but I’ve never regretted it. The first problem was that my wife and I didn’t know who we should talk to about the purchase. Luckily, we found two very amiable real estate agents to help us. Then, we had to decide where we should look. The funny thing is that we bought our house in an area where we weren’t looking! At the time, we had thought we wanted to live in East Vancouver near Commercial Drive or in the Capitol Hill area of Burnaby. A friend, however, saw a house near Main Street in Vancouver and told us. It was, and has been perfect. One thing I do know is, although I don’t know why it is true, when you see the house that’s right for you, you know it in about 30 seconds. Even though it might not be perfect, it seems people know what is right for them. For us, it was having the light of the sun in the kitchen for breakfast, and in the living room in the evening that made us want it immediately. So, as they say, the rest is history. We bought the house and soon discovered that when the wind blew the rain from the south-east, the roof leaked right over our bed! I don’t regret our decision, however, although it did take me years to figure out how to fix my roof.

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