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"Greg is hilarious, but he has the worst language of anyone I know. He swears like a(n) sailor. I'm embarrassed to be around him in mixed company," Shirley told Tony.

Correct answer: (a) sailor

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"We've put off talking about the discrepancies in the operating accounts for too long. Let's tackle that issue before we go on to anything else," said the Chief Accountant.

Correct answer: (c) tackle

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"We have to figure out a way to deal with the product recall in the press. Our stocks took a nosedive over the weekend and the stockholders are worried,"the CEOsaid to the board.

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"Your section isn't off track? Your platoon sergeant should have been the one to inform me of that. It takes guts for a private to tell a first sergeant that he's wrong," First Sergeant Jones told Private Harrison.

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"If you talk back to me one more time, I'm going to take you out to the woodshed," Bill threatened his son.

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"Confess to the neighbors what you did. If you don't, I'll tell on you. I'm not going to take the fall for breaking the window when I had nothing to do with it," Brian said to his brother.

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"Just be sure that you can take the rough with the smooth before deciding to marry her. Don't think that you can change any of her behavior you don't like," Jake warned his son.

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"I don't want one of those tables that you have to put together when you get home. I want a ready-made table that's all in one piece," Jesse said to Kara.

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"Wow! Bob said he's going to give me his old table saw!" Jeff enthused. Nick replied, "Don't believe it until you see it. Talk is cheap, you know."

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"We should get Mark to ask the teacher if we can drink soda in class. She might let us if her favorite student, her teacher's pet, asks her," Joey said to Donny.

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