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"You agreed to start work at 7 o'clock and, here you are, asleep at 8 o'clock. It is time to get your rear in gear and get out in the yard. You might still finish by the end of the day but you will have to work hard," Steve's dad told him.

Correct answer: (b) gear

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"I am sorry that I said I wanted to quit hiking. I am ready to go again. I got very tired but I just got my second wind. I am full of energy now," Jay said to the group.

Correct answer: (d) second

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"I know you don't want to talk about our fight the other night but I think we need to get the issues out in the open. I don't want to fight either but if we don't talk about it now, it won't get worked out and we will end up fighting again later," Shirley said to her mother.

Correct answer: (c) open

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"Are you alright? You look kind of rattled and I know the boss can be quite mean. Did he yell at you when he called you into his office?" Brendan asked his coworker Melanie.

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"I need to take a vacation. I have been dreaming about getting out of here and traveling for about a month. I think I just need to go and get it out of my system. I can barely even concentrate around here and I know that I just need a break," Bill told Lewis at work.

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"I know that you don't want to dig up that stump in the yard. I don't either. Why don't we just go and get it over with and then we won't have to look at it or think about it anymore," Steve told his wife.

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"Let's get something straight here. I am not your friend or your sibling who you can bully out of something. I am your boss. If I give you and order, you must follow it instead of trying to guilt trip me so you can get out of it," Mark told Eleanor.

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"Every time I go to my parents' house, they try to guilt trip me into staying longer. They always make it sound like I don't visit often enough or stay long enough. They are retired and I have to be at work once the weekends end. It isn't fair," Mark told Linus.

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He would have to find another job soon. His research funding had got the ax due to government budget cuts. He didn't think anyone in private industry would put up the money for his experiments so he would have to find something else to do.

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"I am sorry that I left the party early. I got the boot from the host because I insulted a girl who was in some of my classes. I caught her cheating on an exam. The girl turned out to be his fiance and he was not too happy about that," Billy told Joey.

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