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Has anybody seen Dave this afternoon?
I've been looking for you everywhere.
She hadn't eaten anything for three days.
"Has Jerry done his homework?" "No, he hasn't."
"Have you washed your hands?" "Of course I have."
We didn't get a chance to talk to her, but I wish we had.
Ben's done very well, hasn't he?
So, you've decided to join the party, have you?
Shackleton had all the qualities of a great leader.
Unfortunately, she didn't have enough common sense to call the doctor.
It was Jane who led the protest. I never knew she had it in her.
Do you think Ken's got what it takes to be good doctor?
We almost had an accident on the freeway.
Keith's been having a lot of problems with his computer.
Bill is going into hospital to have a knee operation.
Did you have a good time at the party?
I had a terrible day at the office.
While they were on vacation, they had their car broken into.
I had to leave early to pick up the kids at school.
If you want to use the fax machine, you'll have to ask Shirley.
We're having to be very careful not to upset our customers.
There will have to be an official investigation into the accident.
You don't have to come if you don't want to.
Can I have another piece of that delicious cake?
Let me buy you a drink. What'll you have?
Why don't you stay and have lunch with us?
I'll have the roast beef, please.
It's clear that the country has the ability to produce nuclear weapons.
I'm afraid I don't have the authority to approve the sale.
East Germans could not travel to the West unless they had special permission.
Everyone has a right to express their opinion.
Some of us never had the chance to go to college.
We have friends staying with us right now.
I'm afraid the manager's got someone with her at the moment.
I don't want the children fooling around when I have guests.
I don't have any doubt at all about the success of our policies.
Do you ever have a feeling that you're being watched?
Does anyone have a better idea?
Hutton's book had a major impact on public opinion in this country.
Any increase in the rate of inflation could have a serious effect on levels of unemployment.
His sad story almost had us in tears.
You had me worried for a moment – I thought you weren't coming.
We need to have everyone sitting down at the same table.
The place is looking much better since they had it redecorated.
She wanted to have her portrait painted by a famous artist.
I'll have someone bring your luggage up right away.
They've had snow up in Minnesota already.
Last year the place was so full we had people sleeping on the floor.
People in the neighborhood have had enough of gang violence.
Ralph had his back to the door, so he didn't see me come in.
She's got her hair tied up in a bun today.
He had the book open in front of him.
Things have to get better – they can't get any worse.
He's just got to come, or I'll die!
He can't pay the rent because he doesn't have a job.
Foley had a junior position at the World Bank.
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the part of a church where the priests and choir sit during a religious ceremony
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