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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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They had a nice play of football.
They had a nice game of football.

Avoid using play in the sense game. Play means amusement: He is fond of play.

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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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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 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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