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Have you locked the door?
I have to take care of the children.
A nurse brought me some bread and coffee, but the bread was stale and the coffee tasted like soap.
People have come to depend on the automobile as their only means of transportation.
The average university student is not very interested in politics.
the Pacific Ocean
a policy of taxing the rich to help the poor
The Japanese eat a lot of seafood.
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the part of the nucleus of an atom that has a positive electrical charge
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