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Consider the following statements. [1996]
AIDS -is transmitted
1. By sexual intercourse
2. By blood transfusion
3. By mosquitoes and other blood sucking insects
4. Across the placenta


In 1856, the USA passed a law saying that its citizens could claim any uninhabited island anywhere in the world if it contained large deposits of bird faeces.      .. More >>

linear:
adj.
1.designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
2.of or in or along or relating to a line
3.of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
4.of a leaf shape
5.measured lengthwise      .. More >>

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Prepositions
To win is to be #1 in a competition, or to receive an award.
  • My soccer team won the game 3-1.
  • I want to win the lottery!
  • John won a prize in the science competition.

    You can win a game, a race, a match, a competition, or the lottery. You can also win a medal (like in the Olympics), a prize, or an award.

    To earn something is to get something in exchange for your work or effort, for example: a salary.
  • Sarah is a famous lawyer; she earns a lot of money.
  • I'm not rich, but I earn a decent salary.
  • My bank account earns 2% interest per month.

    To gain something is simply to get or increase - not necessarily because of action:
  • I've gained five pounds since I stopped exercising.
  • Jack's car gained speed as he drove down the mountain.
  • The company is gaining international recognition.

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