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She wins her living by hard work.
She earns her living by hard work.

To earn means to receive in return for work, to win is to obtain as a result of fighting, competition, gambling, etc.

The verb to gain may be used with either meaning: to gain one's living or to gain a victory, a prize, etc.

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The meeting will take place soon
The meeting will take part soon.
I'll take part in the meeting.
I'll take place in the meeting.

To take place means to happen or to be held, while to take part means to be involved in.

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Rosie tried to found her lost book.
Rosie tried to find her lost book.

To find is a very common verb meaning to get back a thing lost. It's principal parts: find, found, found.

There is, however, another verb to found, meaning to establish: He founded the school fifty years ago.

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The teacher agreed to go with us.
The teacher accepted to go with us.

Accept means to take something that is offered to you. Maria accepted the bunch of flowers. It also means to believe something you're told: Ken accepted his explanation. Agree to means to do what one is asked to do: David agreed to come to London on Monday, but agree with means to have the same opinion as someone else. The Long family never agree with each other.

We agree with a person, but to a thing. I agree with Luke, but I can't agree to this plan.

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Some men are correcting the road.
Some men are repairing the road.

To correct is to make something right: to correct mistakes, a composition, a translation, one's pronunciation, etc. To repair or to mend is to put in good condition after being damaged: to repair or mend a road, clothes, shoes, etc.

To repair a watch is to put it in good condition again, but to correct a watch is to set it to the right time.

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