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"I am sorry, Sir. We have to put your case on hold until we receive more information from the hospital," the customer service representative said.

Correct answer: (b) hold

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"We have to put the plan to diversify our product line on pause until we can find a reputable supplier," Max told Tim.

Correct answer: (a) pause

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"I am sick of worrying about your moods. I have to walk on pins and needles until I know whether you are happy or angry," Gladice said to Will.

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"Max used to be a below-average employee but not anymore. He is really on the ball these days," Steve told Justice.

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"Jim, you are on the case. Joe, you are on traffic duty," the chief told them

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"Let's see if we can find any hotels on the way that are offering a good deal right now. I am trying to do this vacation on the cheap and I think that finding a hotel that is offering some kind of special rate is a good way to save money," Shelly told her husband.

Correct answer: (c) cheap

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"He wants you here at 9 o'clock on the dot," the secretary said to the job applicant.

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He was a decent debater but his downside was his inability to address the flip side of his argument.

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"I am sorry, Tim. We aren't going to be able to go to the restaurant today for lunch. We have to be in Arcata, California in an hour and a half, so we have to eat on the fly," Maureen told him.

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"We should base our battle tactics from the information provided to us by our troops on the ground instead of the analysts in the pentagon who aren't actually there," Colonel Price said to General Thomas

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