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"The politicians in office today need to start looking for a solution to our Social Security program running out of funds instead of passing the buck to the next people in line," George said to Luke. "You said it! I am sick of hearing about problems in this country and never hearing about any solutions. I know that finding a solution is hard but if we work on it now it might not be too late," Luke responded.

Correct answer: (b) said

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"It is too hot in Redding, California. I can't even sleep in this heat," Jack told Joe. Joe said, "You are telling me! It was over 105 degrees at 1 o'clock in the morning. We had our air conditioners on all day yesterday and we were still hot."

Correct answer: (d) telling

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"Oh, they are coming out with a new red-headed Barbie and a new Ken," Rachel said to Joanna. Bart, Joanna's brother, said, "Yakety yak. You girls talk too much. You haven't shut up since we left home three hours ago. "

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"You'd better be quiet. Professor Thomson has zero tolerance for people talking in class. He'll stop teaching and kick you out of class if he catches you," Jill said to Steve and John.

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"I don't know why Paul decided to spend all of his money and go bankrupt. Your guess is as good as mine. It doesn't make any sense to me. He was doing fine and then he lost it," Pauline said to Ashley.

Correct answer: (a) guess

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"I don't want to spend my money on expensive cars, electronics and other possessions. I just want enough to get by and then spend my extra money on good times and on people. Buying expensive stuff seems stupid to me; you can't take it with you," Grace said to Joanne.

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"I can't find where I buried our time capsule that we made five years ago," Eric said to Gina. She replied, "Did you look for a big X? X always marks the spot. At least it does in the movies anyway."

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"When I was a kid, I used to want X-ray vision like some of the superheroes had. I don't think I want that anymore. There is a lot I would rather not see. A lot of personal things should remain personal," Zack said to Will.

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The kids got caught trying to sneak into the X-rated movie playing down the street. The man working there that caught them said, "You don't want to see this trash. You might think you do right now but trust me, you don't. You will wish you hadn't and it will make you sick."

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The paperwork had piled up on him again. He waded in and gave it his best effort. It took until an hour after his workday was usually over to finish it. He vowed again never to let it pile up like that again but in the back of his mind, he knew it would happen again.

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