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Sheila and Ted broke up last night. They had been dating for more than three years, but their relationship is over now.

Correct answer: (c) up

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I am completely broke. I have no money and I don't know how I'm going to pay my rent tomorrow. Can you lend me some money?

Correct answer: (c) broke

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His mother died last week, but he's still really broken up about it. I'm going to bring him a nice casserole so that he doesn't have to cook.

Correct answer: (a) broken

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Someone broke into my car twice this past month. I want to move. It's obviously a bad neighborhood.

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My car broke down on the way back from Utah. We were stranded in the desert until a nice man stopped to help us out.

Correct answer: (d) down

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She's so beautiful! She's going to be a real heart breaker when she grows up.

Correct answer: (b) breaker

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I bought a new pair of high heel shoes. I'm going to wear them around the house today so that I can break them in properly. That way, they won't hurt my feet in the future.

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My friend works as a bouncer at a local bar. He's a really strong guy and he was hired to break up fights that patrons might get into after a few drinks. He also checks the patrons' identification before they enter the bar.

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My friend is a real estate broker. She has many real estate agents who work for her and they have to pay brokerage fees every time they sell a house.

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I don't want to get into a serious relationship right now. I just got out of a very long relationship and I got hurt. I'm afraid that my heart will get broken again, so I want to play it safe and stay single for awhile.

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