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The difference between the outflow and inflow of foreign currency is known as ________:

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While sailing along the Caribbean coast of South America in 1499, the Spanish explorer Alonso de Ojedo saw Indian houses built on stilts over the water. The area reminded him of Venice, and he named it Little Venice, which in Spanish is Venezuela.      .. More >>

in darkness:
adv.
1.without light      .. More >>

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English Phrases
The unrelated participle

Don't Say:
Being in a hurry, the door was left open.

Say:
Being in a hurry, he left the door open.

Note:
Take care to provide the logical subject relating to the participle phrase In the sentence given, the logical subject to being In haste is he and not the door.
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