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What other instrument can you play?
What other organ can you play?

The organ is a particular musical instrument used in some churches to accompany the singing of hymns. Don't use organ to denote any other musical instrument.

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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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My elder brother has a new dress.
My elder brother has a new suit.

Only girls and women wear dresses; anyone can wear suits (a jacket with trousers or a skirt). Clothes is a general word: John (or Mary) is wearing new clothes.

We say a man in full evening dress, or morning dress for traditional, formal clothes.

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All the streets were full of men.
All the streets were full of people.

Use people and not men when the reference is to human beings in general.

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I've no appetite at all to study.
I've no desire at all to study.

Appetite is generally used with food. For study, work, or play we use such words as desire, disposition, and inclination.

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