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modal verb
  1. 1
    used as the past tense of 'can'

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  2. 2
    spoken used in polite requests, or when offering or suggesting something

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  3. 5
    spoken used for emphasizing how angry, happy, bored etc you are

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sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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dish

to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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