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I promise I won't be long. Just wait here in front of the post office so that I can see you.

Correct entry:   in front of
The error was: (b) before

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There's not very much room at this table but I think you could just squeeze in beside me.

Correct entry:   beside
The error was: (c) besides

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I was just wondering what it would be like if suddenly we lost all our money and found ourselves poor.

Correct entry:   wondering
The error was: (a) wandering

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I'm only going away for a week just seven days and I'll be back again.

Correct entry:   week
The error was: (b) weak

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I am expecting the bus to arrive any minute providing the timetable is correct.

Correct entry:   expecting
The error was: (a) waiting

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At the moment the company is in a state of disorder because we are in the process of moving to new premises.

Correct entry:   process
The error was: (c) way

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I woke up when I heard the sound of the explosion caused by the fire at the oil refinery.

Correct entry:   woke up
The error was: (a) awoke up

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The ambulance people had to carry the injured all the way down from the top of the hill.

Correct entry:   carry
The error was: (b) bear

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The new teacher just couldn't keep control of the children and they simply wouldn't be quiet.

Correct entry:   be
The error was: (c) become

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I would call him down to see you in normal circumstances but he's so tired he's in bed already.

Correct entry:   in
The error was: (c) to

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