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|1.) I fought tooth and nail to change the office policy. Now they finally agree with my proposal.|
I argued with my manager.
I fought hard to change the policy.
The office policy was difficult.
|2.) Marie loves her three grandchildren, but little Jenny is really the apple of her eye.|
Jenny's favorite fruit is apples.
Marie loves apples.
Jenny is her favorite grandchild.
|3.) Wife:"Who told you about John's wedding?"|
|Husband: "I heard it firsthand from John."|
John handed me a note.
John told me directly.
The wife told him.
|4.) Susan: Jack, everybody at school is talking about you because you say bad words all the time. I think you should stop using bad language and people will like you better.|
|Jack: Hmm...ok, I'll take your advice to heart. Thank you for telling me.|
Jack will think about Susan's advice.
Jack's heart is sad.
Susan is angry.
|5.) I wonder how much it costs to go to school in America. I think it probably costs an cost an arm and a leg.|
America is an expensive school.
Your arm will be cut off.
It's very expensive to go to school in America.
|6.) Wife: I can't get this jelly jar open, can you help me?|
|Husband: Sure. All it needs is a little elbow grease. Hmmm...This is tough! I can't get the jar open either!|
You need to try hard to open the jar.
Use your elbow to open the jar.
Use some grease to open the jar.
|7.) Paul: I heard that Ryuko had the flu. How is she feeling today?|
|Jessica: She's finally getting back on her feet. She was sick for a long time.|
Ryuko is standing up.
Ryuko is healthy now.
Ryuko's feet are sick.
|8.) Peter: Do you think that Sam will get that job?|
|Joey: He probably will. He's good friends with the manager too, so he's already got one foot in the door.|
|Peter: I didn't know that he knew the manager. I think he will definitely get the job then!|
Sam is the manager.
Sam's foot is stuck in the door and it's broken.
Sam is lucky because he already knows the manager.
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