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Sarah denied to take the money.
Sarah refused to take the money.
John refused that he'd done it.
John denied that he'd done it

To refuse means not to take what is offered or not to do what one is asked to do. To deny means to answer in the negative or to say that a statement isn't true.

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We've always beaten your team.
We've always won your team.

To win is to get something you wanted, to beat is to overcome an opponent: The girls beat the boys, and won the prize. Remember the principal parts of each verb: beat, beat, beaten, and win,
won, won. 

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Oliver takes care of his brother's investments.
Oliver cares about his brother's investments.

Care about means to like and be concerned about something or someone. Take care of means to look after someone or something: You should take care of your children, or do something to remedy a problem: I think I should take care of that broken pane of glass. Care for means to look after: I cared
for you when you were ill. Care for can also mean to be fond of someone or something: William really cares for geraniums, though this use is rather old-fashioned.

Avoid also such expressions as: (1) He doesn't care for my advice, (2) He doesn't care for his work, (3) He took no care of him, (4) No one cared for him during his illness. Say : (1) He pays no attention to my advice, (2) He takes no care over his work, (3) He took no notice of him, (4) No one took care of him during his illness.

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I let the house from Mr Jones.
I rent the house from Mr Jones.

To rent something is to pay to use it, usually for a long period of time: a house, a car, a piano etc. To let something is to allow someone to pay you for the use of something that belongs to you.

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Please remind me to give it back.
Please remember me to give it back.

To remember is to have in mind: I remember what you told me. To remind is to make a person remember something.

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