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The river has flown over its banks.
The river has flowed over its banks.

Flown is the past participle of fly, the past participle of flow (= to move as water) is flowed. The principal parts of the two verbs are: fly, flew, flown - flow, flowed, flowed.

Flee, fled, fled is formal but we still use it to mean to run away. We flee from danger. Float, floated, floated means to stay on the surface of water or other liquid: Ships float on the water.

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I'll sleep early tonight.
I'll go to bed early tonight.

To go to bed denotes the act of lying down on a bed in preparation for going to sleep. We can say that a person went to bed at nine o'clock, but that he didn't sleep until eleven o'clock. Then he slept soundly. Go to sleep means to fall asleep. He went to sleep while he was in the cinema.

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We stayed in a very good hotel.
We remained in a very good hotel.
Not many figs have remained on the tree.
Not many figs have stayed on the tree.

Here, to stay means to live for a short time as a guest or a visitor, and to remain means to be left after part has been taken or destroyed.

Use either verb when the meaning is to continue in the same place or condition: I'll stay (or remain) at home till tomorrow. Remain is more formal.

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Clare got a good mark in chemistry.
Clare took a good mark in chemistry.

To take means to obtain something intentionally or by force: I took a book from the library, The army took the city. To get or to receive means to obtain something which is given such as a gift, a letter, money, or a mark in an exam

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