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"I went to the farmers' market to buy a succulent plant and got zilch. They didn't have any succulents at all," Chris said to Paul.

Correct answer: (b) zilch

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"This is a weird presidential campaign. I can't seem to find any information on the two candidates' platforms in the newspapers. All I can find on the candidates is yellow journalism talking about rumors and potential scandals about the two," Chris said to Linda.

Correct answer: (c) yellow

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"One nice thing about Arcata, California that was not true about Alberta, Canada is that one can garden year-round. The winters are so mild," Linda said to Chris.

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"We have all jumped off this bridge into the water a hundred times and have been fine every time. Will you stop being so yellow-bellied and jump in?" Eric's older brother said to him on the bridge at the lake.

Correct answer: (b) bellied

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"You are too much of a yes-man at work, Todd. The boss could tell you to shine his shoes and you would say Yes, Sir.' You need to stand up for yourself sometimes," Donna told him.

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"Would you like to go to the amusement park on Saturday, Tommy?" his dad asked him. Tommy replied, "You bet! I would love to go! That will be so much fun!"

Correct answer: (c) bet

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"Make sure to take the car in to a mechanic before deciding to buy it," Cheryl told Sam. He replied, "Do you think I was born yesterday? I don't know anything about cars so of course I will take it in. I don't want to get ripped off."

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"We need to end the war in Iraq and get the troops home. They don't want us there and we aren't accomplishing anything sustainable in my opinion. We need to bring them home because this country is supposed to be for the people, by the people' and the American public isn't in support of the war," James said to Simon. Simon said, "You can say that again! Only something like 30 percent of the public is in support of the war."

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"You can tell your grandfather to use a paint roller all you want but it is not going to do any good — no matter how good it is. He has been painting with a brush for at least 50 years. You can't teach an old dog new tricks," Chris's grandma said.

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"There is a sale on outdoor furniture sets at K-Mart right now," Sarah said to Bette. She responded, "You don't say! That is great. We have been looking for a new set ourselves for a while now. I am going to go to K-Mart right away."

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