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"Why did your brother go away to work in that small town? " Kelly asked. Carrie explained, "He has some issues he needs to sort out, and he didn't think he could do that here with all his friends and family around."

Correct answer: (a) sort

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Roberta replied to Ricky, "After some soul-searching, I've decided that I can't marry you. I can't start a life with someone who sells stolen goods for a living."

Correct answer: (c) searching

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"I heard the boss talking about training people in India to speak to Americans over the phone," Sandy said. Phil replied, "I don't like the sound of that at all. They might be outsourcing the work we do here. We'd better start looking for another job."

Correct answer: (c) sound

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"I don't like the new Star Wars movie. It may have better special effects than the old ones, but it just don't have the same feel at all," Bill remarked to Mark.

Correct answer: (c) effects

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"When a drill sergeant asks you a question, you'd better sound off! I want to hear you loud and clear, do you understand?" Drill Sergeant O'hara commanded the new privates.

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"Do you think the director would allow us to work four ten-hour shifts instead of five eight-hour shifts? We'd really like to have three-day weekends," Shelly said. Her supervisor replied, "I don't know, but I'll sound him out and let you know what he says."

Correct answer: (a) out

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"I'm so mad! Some kid in a souped-up van just spun his tires out of the parking lot. He kicked up the gravel and busted my windshield," Tommy complained to Rhoda.

Correct answer: (c) souped

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"Why didn't your cousin stay with Wendy? She's such a nice, smart girl," Brandy enquired. Steve replied, "I don't think he's ready to settle down yet. He needs to sow his wild oats first, I guess."

Correct answer: (b) oats

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"What are you thinking about? We were talking, and then all of a sudden you got quiet and started staring out into space," Chris said to his wife.

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"I think that girl's on drugs. She's pretty spaced out. I asked her where a post office was, but her answer made no sense at all," Brian said to Audrey.

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