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Which among the following countries was making news in 2013 as its privately owned newspapers go on sale for the first time since 1964?


For a long time, the tonga islands had a banana shaped stamp.      .. More >>

fire opal:
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1.an opal with flaming orange and yellow and red colors      .. More >>

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English Phrases
If you give an apology, you say you are sorry for doing something wrong.

If you give an excuse, you provide a reason or explanation for the problem (this can be seen as trying to avoid responsibility).
  • Apology: "I'm sorry I was late. It won't happen again."
  • Excuse: "I was late because my car wouldn't start."
  • Apology: "I'm sorry for the mistake in my report. I should have checked the statistics more carefully."
  • Excuse: "Well, if you hadn't rushed me to finish the report, I wouldn't have made a mistake!"

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