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"I won't be able to make it to the show tonight. I got called into work unexpectedly. Don't worry, though. You remember Tommy right? Well, I have arranged him to pinch-hit for me tonight so you guys won't be missing a guitar player. He knows all the songs and he has played with you before. I wish there was a way for me to make it," Jay said to Frank.

Correct answer: (c) hit

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"When I was a pint-size kid like you, I used to ride my bike from here to the next town down the road to go to their candy store. Back then, a big piece of candy was only two cents. On the way home, I would pick pears from the pear orchard right outside of town," the old man said to the young boy on the bike.

Correct answer: (c) size

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"Son, you have been telling me for weeks that you wanted to be on the football team. Why didn't you pipe up when the coach asked your class if anyone would be interested in joining? Have you changed your mind about playing football?" Teddy's dad asked.

Correct answer: (d) pipe

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"I think it is horrible how Sally has pitted the two brothers against each other. She dated the first one, then the second one and now she is back with the first brother again. On top of that, she told each brother lies about the things the other brother supposedly said. I think she just wants to watch them fight over her," Beth said to Alyssa.

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The unexpected tight turn pitched two of the passengers out who were sitting on the sides of the boat. Luckily they were unharmed and just surprised.

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"I know this seems like a lot of leaves but if everyone pitches in we'll have them raked up within the hour," Matt told his three boys.

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"Your brother's shoes have lipstick smeared all over them and he was going to wear them to the dance tonight. Did you, perhaps, play a part in that?" Sally asked her daughter.

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"Sally and I aren't interested in each other; it is just a platonic love. We have been good friends for a long time," Jack told Will.

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"Tom should have been here about 30 minutes ago. I just called him and he said he is on his way over. I hope he shows up soon so we won't be late for the movie. I guess we'll just have to play the waiting game until he gets here," Ester said to Jacky.

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We are going to pull a practical joke on the boss. Do you want to help?" Janice asked Bill. Bill said, "I'll play along; what do you want me to do?"

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