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There were several interesting posters on the wall.
He had a lot of blood on his arm.
The key is hanging on a hook in the hall.
Evelyn leaned over and kissed him on the cheek.
What kind of paper was the letter typed on?
Can you see what's written on the blackboard?
Come on, put your socks on, you'll be late for school.
She had on a simple silk dress with a pattern of roses.
She was wearing a ring on the third finger of her left hand.
You look funny with glasses on.
They talked on through the night.
Read on to find out the rest of the story.
I stayed on after everyone else had left.
He kept on saying 'Where are the kids?' over and over again.
We can't go on putting more and more taxpayers' money into these projects without giving them some results.
On being made aware of complaints, he informed the committee.
They exchanged a firm handshake on parting.
Report to the reception desk on arrival.
money, food, or clothes given to poor people
to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …add a word
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