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"Hey, Jim. How are you doing? Why don't you sit with me and take a load off your feet? We haven't seen each other for a while and we need to catch up," Phil said.

Correct answer: (d) load

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"I'm so embarrassed. I invited my parents to see the play I am in and it flopped. The singing and acting was bad and the lead forgot her lines twice," Irma said to Kathy.

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"I know you like to joke around and you don't like our boss, but taking a poke at him in public was not a good idea," Paula said to Ricky.

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"You better watch out when you go down the stairs in those high heels, Brooke. There's a lot of ice on the steps, and it wouldn't be any fun to take a spill down them," Kayla warned.

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"I can't seem to get this lug nut off of the wheel. It's really stuck. Would you take a whack at it, Bob?" Simon asked.

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"I can't believe my neighbor could get so mad just because I didn't say hello. I was busy and had my hands full. I apologized later and was taken aback-- she accused me of being rude and all sorts of other things," Linda said to Roxanne.

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"You got a full scholarship to Harvard University? You're going to go, right? You have to take advantage of that great opportunity!" Simon exclaimed to his best friend.

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"Your boy can eat so much food and he never gains a pound!" Lisa said. Brandy responded, "He takes after his father. Max can eat and eat, and he never gains a pound either."

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"The boss seems nice, but he can sure be tough when he wants to. I was late with my expense report and he took me apart in his office for about ten minutes," Sally told Jennifer.

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