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I've no appetite at all to study.
I've no desire at all to study.

Appetite is generally used with food. For study, work, or play we use such words as desire, disposition, and inclination.

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Sarah is going to see a theatre tonight.
Sarah is going to see a play tonight.

A theatre is a building in which plays are acted, not the play itself.

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You should go to your house now.
You should go home now.

Take care not to say my house, his house, or your house when you should say home. A house is any building used for dwelling in, and home is the particular house in which someone is living.

Home may also denote one's own country. When an Englishman abroad says: I'm going home this summer, he means going to England.

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What's the cause of a sandstorm?
What's the reason for a sandstorm?
You have a good reason for coming.
You have a good cause of coming.

A cause is that which produces a result. A reason is that which explains or justifies a result.

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She told me an interesting history.
She told me an interesting story.
We study the story of the Romans.
We study the history of the Romans.

A story is an account of events which may or may not be true. History is a systematic record of past events

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