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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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What's the cause of a sandstorm?
What's the reason for a sandstorm?
You have a good reason for coming.
You have a good cause of coming.

A cause is that which produces a result. A reason is that which explains or justifies a result.

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They had some strangers last night.
They had some guests last night.

A guest is usually a friend who comes to our house tor a visit, while a stranger is a person unknown to us.

A foreigner is a person from another country and speaking a foreign language

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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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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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