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Used as a synonym for high technology (see high-tech) (see also high-tech); this term refers to a highway encircling the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, which is known for the concentration of electronics and computer firms located along it. (Compare Silicon Valley.)

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
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