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Vocabulary List

would-be
(adjective) trying or hoping to be
 
sight
(noun) something that you can see
 
hopeful
(noun) someone who hopes to succeed
 
outstrip
(verb) to exceed; to be larger than something

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In Berlin, people are putting up posters on the streets to find apartments to rent.
There are so many people looking for apartments that there are long lines at apartment viewings.
Apartment rent has gone up a lot in recent years, but people’s salaries have not gone up as fast.

Grammar

On Berlin’s broad avenues, posters put up by desperate would-be tenants seeking accommodation have become a common sight.
 
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