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My main trouble is that I have a terrible sense of direction.

Correct entry:   sense
The error was: (d) feel

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I can go into a shop down the street, come out and then not know which way to turn to continue my journey down the road.

Correct entry:   turn
The error was: (d) bend

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I think that this probably has something to do with my genes.

Correct entry:   genes
The error was: (d) jeans

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I have possibly inherited this disability from my grandfather who got into all sorts of difficulties.

Correct entry:   inherited
The error was: (a) incurred

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The story was that after his wedding he took his young bride on their honey moon to stay at a hotel in Paris.

Correct entry:   honey moon
The error was: (c) honey pot

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Clearly he was a very romantic kind of chap and that's why he chose Paris.

Correct entry:   romantic
The error was: (b) romance

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On their very first evening he told his wife he was just going out for a short walk but it was really to buy her some flowers.

Correct entry:   walk
The error was: (c) walking

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He found a shop quickly and bought the flowers but he couldn't remember how to get back to the hotel.

Correct entry:   bought
The error was: (c) brought

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He got back very late and his bride was really upset but soon forgave him when she saw the flowers.

Correct entry:   upset
The error was: (b) upturned

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For the rest of their long married life my grandmother never let him go out alone ever again.

Correct entry:   alone
The error was: (d) lonely

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