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When I entered the room, I saw a book on the floor.
When I entered the room, I saw a book on the ground.

The floor is the part of the room on which we walk. The ground is outside the house.

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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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I like to sit in the shade.
I like to sit in the shadow.
The dog saw his shadow in the water.
The dog saw his shade 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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What's the price of this watch?
What's the cost of this watch?

Price is the amount of money paid by the customer. Cost is the amount paid by the shopkeeper. We can say How much does it cost?

Value is the usefulness or importance of something. The value of milk as a food, the value of education. Face value is the amount printed on a piece of-paper-money or on a postage stamp.

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Stand in the middle of the circle.
Stand in the centre of the circle.
He was in the centre of the street.
He was in the middle of the street.

Centre is the point that is equidistant from the edge of a circle. Middle is the area equidistant from two sides: middle of the road, middle of the room, middle of the page, etc.

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