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The audience went wild

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He was accused of robbing an old lady in the high street just after she had left the bank.

Correct entry:   robbing
The error was: (b) stealing

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The audience went wild, started cheering and eventually stood up as they clapped to show their appreciation for the orchestra.

Correct entry:   audience
The error was: (a) spectators

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Since the abolition of capital punishment in this country murderers are not hanged if they are found guilty.

Correct entry:   hanged
The error was: (c) hung

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Since the frontiers between different countries have almost stopped having any importance, nobody bothers to check your passport.

Correct entry:   check
The error was: (d) control

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I think it's time you made your mind up regarding this situation because nobody really knows whose side you are on.

Correct entry:   side
The error was: (d) part

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In a democratic country it is absolutely essential that anyone who is suspected of having committed a crime should be given a fair trial.

Correct entry:   trial
The error was: (d) process

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Most of the produce like fruit and vegetables that you find in this supermarket has been imported.

Correct entry:   produce
The error was: (b) production

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Remember that if you buy something expensive, it's very important to keep the receipt just in case there's a problem.

Correct entry:   receipt
The error was: (c) recipe

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She never wears ordinary clothes when she does the gardening especially during the autumn.

Correct entry:   clothes
The error was: (b) cloths

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As it was a very serious occasion and it involved an interview for his first proper job, he decided to buy himself a new suit.

Correct entry:   suit
The error was: (d) suite

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