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We were impressed by the size of the building.
the colour of the sky
I don't remember the name of the street.
the smell of unwashed clothes
I had a feeling of duty towards him.
She seemed to like the idea of having children.
the month of April
the city of Rome
Todd has the annoying habit of questioning everything I say.
She met Charles at the age of 20.
She was a young girl of no more than 13.
Lynn earns a salary of thirty thousand pounds a year.
Teachers have been asking for a pay rise of 4 per cent.
the shouts of excited children
This is clearly the work of more than one person.
the arrival of our train
the baptism of children
The removal of the machine parts took several hours.
the property of the residents
They ended up living in the house of Jeanne's oldest brother.
She had a photograph of him beside her bed.
It was a tale of war and bravery.
a history of Russia
Jerry kept thinking of the last time they'd met.
I reminded her of her duty to her family.
He moved to the far side of the bed.
a pain in the back of my head
She sat on the edge of her chair.
The roof of the church was damaged.
He handed her a glass of water.
a box of chocolates
a bag of nuts
a kilo of rice
millions of insects
a collection of poems
a swarm of bees
a succession of temporary jobs
a pair of sunglasses
a grain of sugar/sand
a slice of cake
a piece of wood/ice
a sheet of paper
She's one of my best friends.
Three of us went on holiday together.
Several of the flats cannot even be lived in.
He listed the kings and queens of England.
the President of Syria
the treasurer of the club
a suit of lightweight wool
He was wearing a shirt of soft pink cotton.
instruments made of stainless steel
the 27th of November
the last month of the year
You should be ashamed of yourself!
I'm tired of their constant arguing.
Maya ought to be proud of him.
He was an angel of a child.
We had a hell of a time trying to find a parking space.
It was nice of you to help me.
It was stupid of me to think they would agree.
the beneficial effects of red wine
He died of lung cancer.
As a result of pollution, many species have died out.
He was a man of great charm.
The research will be of great interest to many people.
Our conversation was of little importance.
the wonderful paintings of Picasso
the plays of Harold Pinter
She didn't invite him till the evening of the party.
Eva's father died the day of his 70th birthday.
It's twenty of two (=1.40).
It's a quarter of nine (=8.45).
Lori is the daughter of my father's sister.
He was having an affair with the wife of a diplomat.
a good friend of mine
We had weeks of problems with the new computer system.
Twelve years of peace were followed by two years of war.
Reynolds was named businessman of the year in 1998.
the most popular film of the summer
It was really more of a comment than a question.
Jet travel has made moving from place to place less of an ordeal.
Getting tickets for Tuesday shouldn't be much of a problem.
I generally do the gardening of a Sunday.
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the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology
the bone in the top part of your leg, above your knee. A less technical name for this is the...
any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat
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