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"I've had this darn cold for the past two days. I'm going to take a really hot bath and try to sweat it out," Chris said to his wife.

Correct answer: (d) out

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"My sister's always complaining that she doesn't have a boyfriend, but she never accepts dates. I doubt a boy is going to just come to our house and sweep her off her feet," Marilynn said to Elsa.

Correct answer: (b) sweep

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"Nick, you have to work things out with your brother. You can't just brush the problem under the carpet and pretend that it'll go away on its own," Lisa explained.

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"When I conduct job interviews, I make the candidate wait for me for a while. If he sweats for a bit, I can then see how he deals with stress and nervousness," the manager said.

Correct answer: (a) sweats

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"I saw you having lunch with that girl from your office. Are you getting sweet on her, Jim? She's pretty, and it's been too long since you dated anyone," Carl told his son.

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"My old boss is trying to sweet-talk me into coming back to work for him since they're short on qualified people. I don't think I want to work there again, though," Paul said to Derrick.

Correct answer: (a) talk

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"Bob, I think you did a very good job on your last project. Don't get a swelled head from that compliment, though," his supervisor joked.

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I know you don't want to learn about computers but don't swim against the current. You're just going to have to resign yourself to the fact that computers and work go hand in hand now.

Correct answer: (c) current

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"Mike's such a swine. Women are only sex objects to him; he thinks that they're just waiting for him to come along," Jill said to Marina.

Correct answer: (c) swine

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"Why are you so surprised that Israel and Palestine are not getting along? They've been sworn enemies for years," Jake said to another student in his Political Science class.

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