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Expressions and Gerunds

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The secret to calming yourself down in moments of panic or crisis is simple: just breathe slowly in and out a few times.

Correct entry:   breathe
The error was: (c) breath

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Do you know what the cat brought in for me today? Yes, that's right: another dead mouse.

Correct entry:   brought in
The error was: (b) bought in

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The advantage of this kind of store is that if you're not absolutely sure the clothing is the right size, you can try it on in one of the changing cubicles.

Correct entries:   cubicles, rooms
The error was: (c) cabins

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You can always book seats in advance by paying on the Internet, and when you get to the theatre, you can collect your tickets.

Correct entry:   tickets
The error was: (c) cards

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That's a play I'd very much like to see. I've just been reading some rave reviews of it in today's newspaper.

Correct entry:   reviews
The error was: (c) reports

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It was quite straightforward really. The police caught the man with the dagger in his hand and charged him with murder on the spot.

Correct entry:   with
The error was: (c) of

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A good boss is someone who shows appreciation at Christmastime for all the worktheir employees have done throughout the year.

Correct entry:   employees
The error was: (b) employed

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I've just bought one of those new digital cameras. Would you like to have a look at some of the pictures I've been taking?

Correct entries:   pictures, photos
The error was: (c) images

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They were really excited and thought they'd bought a painting by Van Gogh, but an expert pointed out that the signature had been forged.

Correct entry:   forged
The error was: (c) imitated

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I'm absolutely starving as I haven't eaten all day. What about you? Are you hungry or have you eaten?

Correct entry:   Are you hungry
The error was: (c) Do you have hunger

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