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Dear Eileen,

Hope things are OK with you. The doctor (1 come) yesterday. He  (2 not like) my cough. I (3 lie) in bed looking at the ceiling since Tuesday, and I can tell you, I’m  fed up with it. I (4 never be) ill like this before - don’t know what’s happening to me. And the weather’s terrible. It (5 rain) all day, and I can’t even have a cup of tea to cheer  myself up, because the milkman (6 not come) this morning. Don’t know why - I’m sure (7 pay) his bill.

Alice (8 get) married last week, so now all Mary’s kids (9 leave) home. She won’t know what to do with herself, will she?

Lucy Watson (10 move) to Doncaster. Since Fred (11 die) she (12 be) all alone. It (13 be) a heart attack, apparently. I’m sorry she (14 go)  - we (15 be) neighbours (16 since/for) over thirty years, and she (17 always be) friendly and ready to help out.
Amy (18 leave). My cleaning lady, you remember? I’m glad. She (19 not be) much use, and I (20 not trust) her since she (21 break) all those plates and (22 say) it (23 be) the cat.
There (24 not be)  much change in the village. Some new people (25 take over) the shop. They seem quite nice. Hope they’re more efficient than old Joe.
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