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"I had to work overtime last night because there was a shoot out at the Delray Bar. It took a couple of hours to arrest everyone and collect the weapons, so I didn't get home until three a.m.," Detective Wilson told Detective Simon.

Correct answer: (d) out

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"It's been a long day. I thought I would just give the lecture and leave, but the students just kept tossing questions at me," Robert said to his wife.

Correct answer: (b) tossing

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"Jimmy's a hard worker and a straight shooter. I'd recommend him to anyone," Jimmy's old supervisor said when asked if he was a good employee.

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"Do you have time to shoot the breeze for a little while? I have a thirty-minute lunch break and just wanted to chat," Kyle said to Adam.

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"Hey, Rob. Did they ever catch those guys who shot up your store a while back?" Tim asked the shopkeeper.

Correct answer: (d) up

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"What is it with kids these days? It seems like most of them who come into my store are shoplifters. My parents taught us not to steal, but I don't think children are taught that anymore," Max complained to Phil.

Correct answer: (c) lifters

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"When you dug the wine cellar under your house, did you remember to shore up the ground floor stringers with wooden posts?" Nick asked Ian.

Correct answer: (b) shore

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"Boss, do you have a minute? I just want to run an idea by you," Alex said. She replied, "I do, but you'll have to make it short and sweet; I have a meeting in ten minutes."

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"My parents passed away two years ago, and the estate was split up among my two brothers and me. I got the short end of the stick though. They each got $50,000, but I only got $25,000 and a used car," Henry moaned.

Correct answer: (a) stick

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"Before I come to your house, I have to deliver a load of plywood. It's a short haul, though. He lives fairly close to me, so it won't take me more than an hour," Bill explained.

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