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20 this
     1. det. The (thing) here (used in indicating something or someone nearby).
           This classroom is where I learned to read and write.
     2. det. The known (thing) (used in indicating something or someone just mentioned).
           They give the appearance of knowing what they're doing. It's this appearance that lets them get away with so much.
     3. det. The known (thing) (used in indicating something or someone about to be mentioned).
look at this door
consider this case
21 but
     1. prep. (obsolete, outside, Scotland) Outside of.
           Away but the hoose and tell me whae's there.
     2. prep. Apart from, except (for), excluding.
           Everyone but Father left early.
           I like everything but that.
but that
but harry
22 not
     1. adv. Negates the meaning of the modified verb.
           Did you take out the trash? No, I did not.
           Not knowing any better, I went ahead.
     2. adv. To no degree.
           That is not red; it's orange.
well, not now
not to know him
23 we
     1. pron. (personal) The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person (not the person being addressed). (This is the exclusive we.)
     2. pron. (personal) The speaker(s)/writer(s) and the person(s) being addressed. (This is the inclusive we.)
     3. pron. (personal) The speaker/writer alone. (This use of we is the editorial we, used by writers and others, including royalty—the royal we—as a less personal substitute for I. The reflexive case of this sen
     4. pron. (personal) The plural form of you, including everyone being addressed.
           How are we all tonight?
we think
we mustn't take on
24 are
     1. v. second-person singular present of be
           Mary, where are you going?
     2. v. first-person plural present of be
           We are not coming.
     3. v. second-person plural present of be
here they are
that we are only human
     be
          1. v. (intransitive, now literary) To exist; to have real existence.
          2. v. (with there, or dialectally it, as dummy subject) To exist.
          3. v. (intransitive) To occupy a place.
25 my
     1. det. First-person singular possessive determiner. See.
     2. det.          Belonging to me.
                    I can't find my book.
     3. det.          Associated with me.
                    My seat at the restaurant was uncomfortable.
my!
my cat got in the room
26 what
     1. pron. (interrogative) Which thing, event, circumstance, etc.: (used interrogatively in asking for the specification of an identity, quantity, quality, etc.)
     2. pron. (relative, nonstandard) That; which; who.
     3. pron. That which; those that; the thing that.
           He knows what he wants.
           What goes up must come down.
what do you mean
not knowing what to say
27 as
     1. adv. To such an extent or degree.
           You’re not as tall as I am.
           It's not as well made, but it's twice as expensive.
     2. adv. In the manner or role specified.
           The kidnappers released him as agreed.
as they met his
even as he spoke
28 all
     1. adv. (degree) intensifier.
           It suddenly went all quiet.
           She was all, “Whatever.”
     2. adv. (poetic) Entirely.
     3. adv. Apiece; each.
not at all
in spite of all this
29 they
     1. pron. (the third-person plural) A group of people, animals, plants or objects previously mentioned.
           Fred and Jane? They just arrived.   Dogs may bark if they want to be fed.   Plants wilt if they are not watered.
           I have a car and a truck, but they are both broken.
     2. pron. (the third-person singular, sometimes proscribed) A single person, previously mentioned, especially if of unknown or non-binary gender, but not if previously named and identified as male or female.
     3. pron. (indefinite pronoun, vague meaning) People; some people; people in general; someone, excluding the speaker.
they tell me
maybe they wouldn't
30 at
     1. prep. In, near, or in the general vicinity of a particular place.
           Caesar was at Rome;  at the corner of Fourth Street and Vine;  at Jim’s house
     2. prep. (indicating time) (Indicating occurrence in an instant of time or a period of time relatively short in context or from the speaker's perspective.)
           at six o’clock;  at closing time;  at night.
     3. prep. In the direction of (often in an unfocused or uncaring manner).
that at present
except at night
31 your
     1. det. Belonging to you; of you; related to you (singular; one owner).
           Let's meet tomorrow at your convenience.
           Is this your cat?
     2. det. Belonging to you; of you; related to you (plural; more owners).
     3. det. A determiner that conveys familiarity and mutual knowledge of the modified noun.
not on your life
and your children
32 his
     1. det. Belonging to him.
     2. det. (dated) Belonging to a person of unspecified gender.
     3. det. (obsolete) Its; belonging to it. (Now only when implying personification.)
     4. det. (archaic) Used as a genitive marker in place of ’s after a noun, especially a masculine noun ending in -s, to express the possessive case.
           Ahab his mark for Ahab's mark.
controlling his anger
he drew in his breath
33 do
     1. v. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker
     2. v.          (auxiliary) A syntactic marker in a question whose main verb is not another auxiliary verb or be.
                   Do you go there often?
     3. v.          (auxiliary) A syntactic marker in negations with the indicative and imperative moods.
                   I do not go there often.
I do know
how do you know
34 her
     1. det. Belonging to her.
           This is her book
     2. pron. The form of she used after a preposition or as the object of a verb; that woman, that ship, etc.
           Give it to her (after preposition)
           He wrote her a letter (indirect object)
I asked her
waiting for her
35 she
     1. pron. (personal) The female person or animal previously mentioned or implied.
           I asked Mary, but she said that she didn’t know.
     2. pron. (personal, sometimes affectionate) A ship or boat.
           She could do forty knots in good weather.
           She is a beautiful boat, isn’t she?
she says
said she
36 don't
     1. v. do not (negative auxiliaryArnold M. Zwicky and Geoffrey K. Pullum, , Language 59 (3), 1983, pp. 502-513)
     2. v. (nonstandard) does not
     3. v. (African American Vernacular English) Used before an emphatic negative subject.
           Don’t nobody care.
     4. interj. Stop!, Don't touch that!
     do
          1. v. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker
          2. v.          (auxiliary) A syntactic marker in a question whose main verb is not another auxiliary verb or be.
          3. v.          (auxiliary) A syntactic marker in negations with the indicative and imperative moods.
     not
          1. adv. Negates the meaning of the modified verb.
          2. adv. To no degree.
37 so
     1. conj. In order that.
           Eat your broccoli so you can have dessert.
     2. conj. With the result that; for that reason; therefore.
           I was hungry so I asked if there was any more food.
           He ate too much cake, so he fell ill.
just so
and so I said
38 just
     1. adj. Factually right, correct; factual.
           It is a just assessment of the facts.
     2. adj. Rationally right, correct.
     3. adj. Morally right; upright, righteous, equitable; fair.
           It looks like a just solution at first glance.
just so
but just set there
39 out
           See also individual phrasal verbs such as come out, go out, put out, take out, pull out, and so on.
     1. adv. Away from the inside or the centre.
           The magician pulled the rabbit out of the hat.
     2. adv. Away from home or one's usual place.
           Let's eat out tonight
and I won out
and choked out
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