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hang on someone's words

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Listen very attentively to someone. For example, You don't need to hang on his words—just remember the gist of it. It is also put as hang on to every word, as in Whenever Mother read their favorite book to them, the children hung on to every word.

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SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
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Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?
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