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When their dog got really old and couldn't move very much, it would sit in the sunshine all day.

Correct entry:   would
The error was: (c) will

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I wish I could help you with this grammatical problem but I'm afraid I can't.

Correct entry:   I wish
The error was: (a) I'm wishing

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There is little if any cultivation in that area of the country and so all you see is miles of wild countryside.

Correct entry:   wild
The error was: (c) savage

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In order to save money householders are asked to leave their dustbins at the boundary of their gardens.

Correct entry:   boundary
The error was: (c) border

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Could you run out to the baker and buy me some cakes, buns and loaves of bread, please.

Correct entry:   loaves of bread
The error was: (c) two breads

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No, there's no railway station near us and so you either have to take your car or alternatively go by bus.

Correct entry:   by bus
The error was: (c) with the bus

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I can honestly recommend that firm because several members of my family have done business with them.

Correct entry:   done
The error was: (b) made

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It's very difficult sometimes to find out exactly what happened and get to the truth of the situation.

Correct entry:   truth
The error was: (c) true

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It's a story told in six hundred pages and it took me the best part of six weeks to read the whole book.

Correct entries:   whole, entire
The error was: (c) total

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We walked for miles and miles that day in fact we even managed to get to the river before it got dark.

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

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