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Some men are correcting the road.
Some men are repairing the road.

To correct is to make something right: to correct mistakes, a composition, a translation, one's pronunciation, etc. To repair or to mend is to put in good condition after being damaged: to repair or mend a road, clothes, shoes, etc.

To repair a watch is to put it in good condition again, but to correct a watch is to set it to the right time.

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I've now left football.
I've now given up football.
Also possible:
I've now stopped playing football.

Never use leave in the meaning of give up, or stop something.

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The teacher accepted to go with us.
The teacher agreed to go with us.

Accept means to take something that is offered to you. Maria accepted the bunch of flowers. It also means to believe something you're told: Ken accepted his explanation. Agree to means to do what one is asked to do: David agreed to come to London on Monday, but agree with means to have the same opinion as someone else. The Long family never agree with each other.

We agree with a person, but to a thing. I agree with Luke, but I can't agree to this plan.

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Lucy is studying algebra in her room.
Lucy is reading algebra in her room.

To study means to try to learn, to read doesn't imply any effort. A student studies English, maths, history and other subjects, he/she reads a story, a letter, or a newspaper. She is reading for a degree is also correct.

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John tore his coat on a nail.
John tore up his coat on a nail.
Philip was angry and tore up the letter.
Philip was angry and tore the letter.

To tear means to divide along a straight or irregular line, sometimes by accident. To tear up means to destroy by tearing to pieces.

The word up is often used with verbs to express the idea of greater completeness: burn up, drink up, dry up, cut up, eat up, shut up, use up.

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