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"I went to the farmers' market on Saturday in town to look for fresh herbs. When I got there, I could hardly believe my eyes! There were stalls that had fresh garlic, basil, oregano, thyme, parsley and sage, among other things. I was not expecting so many different kinds of herbs," Lilly said to Lucy.

Correct answer: (d) believe

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"I was expecting the conference to include a few people from the office and some snacks. It turned out to be a big deal, though. All of the employees from our branch were there, along with all the employees from another of our branches. There was a catered food service, music and guest speakers such as the CEO of the company and other high-up members of the company," Luke said to Candice.

Correct answer: (b) deal

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"I was so nervous during the presentation. I had to give it in front of all the big shots the CEO, the Chief Financial Officer, the President of Marketing, and some high-up government officials," Sarah told her parents.

Correct answer: (c) big

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"Hi James. You would like me to work on your car? I do work on cars but they are all old cars. Your car is a bird of a different feather. Your car, being newer, has a lot of computerized parts that are not present in older cars. I don't have the equipment or the knowledge to fix newer cars like yours. I am sorry," James said to Zack.

Correct answer: (a) feather

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Accepting that he didn't have what it took to be a doctor was a bitter pill for him to swallow. He wanted to be a doctor his whole life.

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"I am sorry that I wasn't able to make it to your art show. I got called in to work unexpectedly and didn't have a chance to let you know. You forgive me? No hard feelings? Thanks. I'll talk to you soon," Kim said to Lacey over the phone.

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He was scared. His wife told him that they fought last night and he couldn't remember fighting with her at all. The last thing he remembered was pouring another drink and dancing. He figured that he must have blacked out since he couldn't remember anything after that moment.

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His next-door neighbors were having a friend help them build an addition onto their house. He knew that they didn't know much about construction and were only moving forward with the project because their friend claimed to know a lot about construction. He had talked to the friend and found that he knew about as much about construction as a high school woodshop student. The whole process was a case of the blind leading the blind.

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"Tina is remarkably perceptive when it comes to other people but she sure seems to have a blind spot when it comes to her boyfriend. She just won't see that the guy is an insensitive jerk who only cares about himself!" Mandy told Sarah.

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"I told you to take back the nails and get more screws but you took back the screws and got more nails you stupid blockhead!" the contractor yelled at the worker.

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