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I like to sit in the shadow.
I like to sit in the shade.
The dog saw his shade in the water.
The dog saw his shadow in the water.

Shade is a place sheltered from the sun. Shadow is a shade of a distinct for as of a tree, a man, a dog, etc.

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There were five people in the shop.
There were five individuals in the shop.

Use individual with a single person as opposed to the group: The individual must act for the good of the community.

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Is there place for me on the bus?
Is there room for me on the bus?

Don't use place in the sense of room, which means here unoccupied space.

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Our travel to Wales was lovely.
Our journey to Wales was lovely.

Travel is a verb, used to describe any type of movement from one place to another. Journey is the noun, but we also use (take a) trip for having a short journey: We took a trip to the seaside last Sunday. We also use travelling as a noun: Jim lows travelling. We use a possessive pronoun with travels as an idiom: Jenny is off on her travels again.

We use the noun travel in a general sense: She loves travel; in the plural: He has written a book about his travels.

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All the streets were full of people.
All the streets were full of men.

Use people and not men when the reference is to human beings in general.

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