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Sally and her Letter

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Sally sent out several letters to members about the proposed meeting but so far no-one has taken the trouble to reply to her invitation.

Correct entry:   reply to
The error was: (d) answer

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She told her boss that she would be unable to come to work the following day because her car had broken down.

Correct entries:   told, said to
The error was: (a) said

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It is much funnier if you can share an amusing experience with someone you know well.

Correct entry:   funnier
The error was: (a) more funny

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If I have the choice I much prefer to eat in a restaurant rather than in a public house.

Correct entries:   to eat, eating
The error was: (b) eat

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A dangerous criminal who was last seen having a drink in a small restaurant is being sought by the police.

Correct entry:   sought
The error was: (d) searched

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I simply cannot imagine life today without having the facility to use the internet with my computer.

Correct entry:   life today
The error was: (b) the life today

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After years of working at home he now cannot get used to having colleagues in the same office.

Correct entry:   having
The error was: (c) have

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He always manages to arrive late at work although he has recently bought three alarm clocks.

Correct entry:   late
The error was: (b) lately

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The whole point of the exercise is to make a comparison between the two types of technology.

Correct entry:   comparison
The error was: (c) compare

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In my opinion there should ideally be a gap between school and university so that young people can see something of life.

Correct entry:   opinion
The error was: (a) meaning

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