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1. Amy buys a lemon-lime soda at a convenience store for $1.21 after tax. She notices a bowl marked “For our customers: take a penny, leave a penny” next to the register. She takes a penny so that she can pay the exact amount. 
2. Patrick is a lawyer who usually eats dinner with his friends on Mondays. One Monday, he needs to stay late in his office to prepare for an important hearing the next morning. He apologizes to his friends in advance and meets them again the next week. 
3. Paul's father was in an automobile accident in which he suffered compound fractures in both legs. His recovery period coincides with Paul's summer holidays. Paul was planning to stay home and take it easy anyway, so he is happy to help his dad recover at home. 
4. Melissa is driving to work. The traffic in her lane is moving very slowly, and the cars in the lane next to her are moving faster. She is late to work, so after looking in her mirror and signaling properly she changes into the faster lane. 
5. After lunch, Angela's bill is only for $12, but all she has is a $20 bill. Angela needs to get back to work, so she does not have time to wait for her change. She puts the $20 bill on the table and leaves. 
6. Alexis goes to a fancy French restaurant for the first time in her life. She sees vichyssoise (cold potato soup) on the menu. Not knowing what it is, she orders vichyssoise and eats it. She does not like it very much, but she is glad she tried it. 
7. Lindsay and Barry are friends who agree to have lunch on Wednesday at noon. On Wednesday morning, Lindsay feels ill. The only appointment that is available with her doctor is at noon. Lindsay calls Barry, who says that it is fine to have lunch on Thursday instead. 
8. Lucia is waiting to check out in a long line at a supermarket. She is late for a meeting, so when she notices that there is a shorter line at another register, she leaves her line and gets in the shorter one. 
9. Oscar likes to work out by lifting weights. He believes that Gatorade contains essential vitamins and minerals that will make his workouts more effective, so he drinks Gatorade before and after working out every day. Otherwise, his diet is completely normal. 
10. Julie lives next to a church that is open all night for prayers. Her grandmother is very sick, so Julie goes into the church well after midnight when nobody else is there and prays for her grandmother until the sun comes up. 
11. Rochelle and Bill have been married happily for several years, and they love each other very much. Now they are ready to have children of their own, so they have sexual intercourse several times at night without using any kind of contraception at all. 
12. Martha's next-door neighbors tell Martha that she may come and use their outdoor hot tub whenever she wants without asking them for permission. One day, Martha visits her neighbors and asks anyway whether she may use their outdoor hot tub. 
13. Pennie and Lydia enjoy going for walks in the park together on Sundays. One Sunday, Lydia is away on vacation in Europe. Pennie decides to go for a walk in the park anyway, without Lydia. She has a lot of fun, although she misses Lydia. 
14. Jake asks Antonio whether he may borrow Antonio's van to pick up a heavy box from a hardware store. Antonio consents, so Jake uses the van and then returns it to Antonio with a full tank of gas and no damage to the vehicle. 
1. Amy buys a lemon-lime soda at a convenience store for $1.21 after tax. She notices a bowl marked “For our customers: take a penny, leave a penny” next to the register. She takes a penny so that she can pay the exact amount. 
2. Patrick is a lawyer who usually eats dinner with his friends on Mondays. One Monday, he needs to stay late in his office to prepare for an important hearing the next morning. He apologizes to his friends in advance and meets them again the next week. 
3. Paul's father was in an automobile accident in which he suffered compound fractures in both legs. His recovery period coincides with Paul's summer holidays. Paul was planning to stay home and take it easy anyway, so he is happy to help his dad recover at home. 
4. Melissa is driving to work. The traffic in her lane is moving very slowly, and the cars in the lane next to her are moving faster. She is late to work, so after looking in her mirror and signaling properly she changes into the faster lane. 
5. After lunch, Angela's bill is only for $12, but all she has is a $20 bill. Angela needs to get back to work, so she does not have time to wait for her change. She puts the $20 bill on the table and leaves. 
6. Alexis goes to a fancy French restaurant for the first time in her life. She sees vichyssoise (cold potato soup) on the menu. Not knowing what it is, she orders vichyssoise and eats it. She does not like it very much, but she is glad she tried it. 
7. Lindsay and Barry are friends who agree to have lunch on Wednesday at noon. On Wednesday morning, Lindsay feels ill. The only appointment that is available with her doctor is at noon. Lindsay calls Barry, who says that it is fine to have lunch on Thursday instead. 
8. Lucia is waiting to check out in a long line at a supermarket. She is late for a meeting, so when she notices that there is a shorter line at another register, she leaves her line and gets in the shorter one. 
9. Oscar likes to work out by lifting weights. He believes that Gatorade contains essential vitamins and minerals that will make his workouts more effective, so he drinks Gatorade before and after working out every day. Otherwise, his diet is completely normal. 
10. Julie lives next to a church that is open all night for prayers. Her grandmother is very sick, so Julie goes into the church well after midnight when nobody else is there and prays for her grandmother until the sun comes up. 
11. Rochelle and Bill have been married happily for several years, and they love each other very much. Now they are ready to have children of their own, so they have sexual intercourse several times at night without using any kind of contraception at all. 
12. Martha's next-door neighbors tell Martha that she may come and use their outdoor hot tub whenever she wants without asking them for permission. One day, Martha visits her neighbors and asks anyway whether she may use their outdoor hot tub. 
13. Pennie and Lydia enjoy going for walks in the park together on Sundays. One Sunday, Lydia is away on vacation in Europe. Pennie decides to go for a walk in the park anyway, without Lydia. She has a lot of fun, although she misses Lydia. 
14. Jake asks Antonio whether he may borrow Antonio's van to pick up a heavy box from a hardware store. Antonio consents, so Jake uses the van and then returns it to Antonio with a full tank of gas and no damage to the vehicle. 
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