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When I entered the room, I saw a book on the ground.
When I entered the room, I saw a book on the floor.

The floor is the part of the room on which we walk. The ground is outside the house.

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Stand in the centre of the circle.
Stand in the middle of the circle.
He was in the middle of the street.
He was in the centre 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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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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The TV crew arrived at the scene.
The TV crew arrived at the scenery.
The scenery in Cyprus is beautiful.
The scene in Cyprus is beautiful.

A scene refers to one particular place, while scenery refers to the general appearance of the country. We don't use scenery in the plural.

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Telling lies is a very bad habit.
Telling lies is a very bad custom.
The Chinese have strange customs.
The Chinese have strange habits.

A habit belongs to the individual, but a custom belongs to a society or country

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