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Table 6: 

An example for each error category. Each example consists of a narrative, with the figurative expression in bold and the continuation in italic.

ModelCategoryExample
Literal (Simile) ① Is that how you got those bruises on your face? They colored her pure white skin like a sloppily designed ink blot testIt was as if her skin was smudged with a brownie. 
② We stand there munching next to the evening sun-swept grass and whispering trees of Duboce Park, where a bunch of happy-ass dogs are sprinting around in circles while their owners stand there like a scarecrow convention. The humans were having a great time, jumping and barking and running around. 
Context (Idiom) ① She could hold some of her thoughts while she was a wolf.Better than the rest of us. Not as well as Sam, but better than me.She and Derrick were thick as thievesThey would always be looking for opportunities to steal 
③ That’s why I packed the heat. Just in case I needed some motivation for him to calm down should he be inclined to go ballistic on me. : because I was thinking of ways to solve this problem in a peaceful way 
ModelCategoryExample
Literal (Simile) ① Is that how you got those bruises on your face? They colored her pure white skin like a sloppily designed ink blot testIt was as if her skin was smudged with a brownie. 
② We stand there munching next to the evening sun-swept grass and whispering trees of Duboce Park, where a bunch of happy-ass dogs are sprinting around in circles while their owners stand there like a scarecrow convention. The humans were having a great time, jumping and barking and running around. 
Context (Idiom) ① She could hold some of her thoughts while she was a wolf.Better than the rest of us. Not as well as Sam, but better than me.She and Derrick were thick as thievesThey would always be looking for opportunities to steal 
③ That’s why I packed the heat. Just in case I needed some motivation for him to calm down should he be inclined to go ballistic on me. : because I was thinking of ways to solve this problem in a peaceful way 
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