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Telling lies is a very bad custom.
Telling lies is a very bad habit.
The Chinese have strange habits.
The Chinese have strange customs.

A habit belongs to the individual, but a custom belongs to a society or country

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You should go home now.
You should go to your house 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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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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She told me an interesting story.
She told me an interesting history.
We study the history of the Romans.
We study the story 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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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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