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Don't interfere with my private business!
Don't interfere in my private business!
Paul is always interfering in the equipment
Paul is always interfering with the equipment.

Interfere in means to concern yourself with something which you shouldn't. Interfere with means to do some damage or be a nuisance to someone or something.

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The river has flown over its banks.
The river has flowed over its banks.

Flown is the past participle of fly, the past participle of flow (= to move as water) is flowed. The principal parts of the two verbs are: fly, flew, flown - flow, flowed, flowed.

Flee, fled, fled is formal but we still use it to mean to run away. We flee from danger. Float, floated, floated means to stay on the surface of water or other liquid: Ships float on the water.

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I'll go to bed early tonight.
I'll sleep early tonight.

To go to bed denotes the act of lying down on a bed in preparation for going to sleep. We can say that a person went to bed at nine o'clock, but that he didn't sleep until eleven o'clock. Then he slept soundly. Go to sleep means to fall asleep. He went to sleep while he was in the cinema.

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The astronauts are taking plants to the moon.
The astronauts are bringing plants to the moon.

Using bring or take depends on where the speaker or doer is. We use bring for things coming to where we are and take for things going somewhere else: Take these cakes to your grandmother and bring (back) some flowers from her garden.

To fetch means to go somewhere else and come back with something: Please fetch me a glass of water (= go and come back with a glass of water)

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Someone has stolen all her money.
Someone has robbed all her money.
Some men robbed a bank last night.
Some men stole a bank last night.

The object of steal is the thing taken by the thief, such as money, a watch, a bicycle, etc., while the object of rob is the person or place from whom (or which) the thing is taken, such as a man, a house, or a bank.

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