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1. Mammals also migrate vast distances, just like birds.
The police shifted their investigation focus onto the victim's neighbor.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is substitute for “migrate”? “Move”,  “travel”,“drift”, “get away with”, “shift”, “transfer”or “roam”?
(2.)    In the second, what is a substitute for “shifted”? “Moved”, “transferred”, “moved”, “changed”or“turned”?

2. The ancient vases were transferred from the exhibition display to the restoration unit.
The government pressured the surviving tribe to give up their territory and move to reservations.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “transferred ”?
“Shifted”, “moved”, “changed”, “transported”, “migrated”, “moved”, “relocated”?
(2.)    In the second, what is a substitute for “move”? transfer”,“shift”, “transport”, “migrate”or “relocate”?
(3.)    In the first sentence, what is “restoration unit”?

3.   Many are concerned about cell phones and their possible health risks, but the effects of cell phone radiation on humans are minute.

Whales eat huge quantities of tiny plants and animals.

Are both sentences grammatically correct?

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “minute”?
“Small”, “tiny”, “minuscule”, “wee”, little”, “minimal”or “minuscule”?
(2.)    What is a substitute for “tiny”? “Minuscule”, “small’, “little”, “teeny”, “miniature’, “mini’, wee”or “teeny tiny”?
(3.)    In the second, what is a substitute for “quantities”? numbers”?

4.  The studies have demonstrated the speed of minuscule particles like electrons is a result of random behavior.
That company follows the classic management model.

(1.)  What is a substitute for “minuscule”? “Tiny”, “small’, “little”, “teeny”, “miniature’or“mini”?
(2.)  In the second, what is a substitute for “model”?  “Prototype”, “pattern”,”example” or “standard”?

5.
The Edgar allen Poe character, Auguste Dupin, became the prototype for numerous literary detectives, including Sherlock Holmes.
Where betting procedure is concerned, Roulette has set a pattern for other games.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “prototype”?
“Model”, “pattern”, “example”, “precedent” or “type”?
(2.)    What is a substitute for “pattern”? “Prototype”?
“Model”, “example”, “precedent” or “type”?
(3.)   What does the second sentence imply?

6. The Ukrainian Revolution of 2004 was a good example of nonviolent resistance.
 The colonel was a mean man whom all his subordinates feared.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “example”?
“Model”, “pattern”, “case”, “illustration”, “precedent” or “type”?
(2.)   What is a substitute for “mean”? “Contemptible”, “despicable”, “bad”, “selfish”, “bad tempered” or “vicious”?

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1. Mammals also migrate vast distances, just like birds.
The police shifted their investigation focus onto the victim's neighbor.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is substitute for “migrate”? There really is no good synonym for migrate here - travel may work but it's not conveying the same meaning

(2.) In the second, what is a substitute for “shifted”? (“Moved”)“changed”  “turned”

2. The ancient vases were transferred from the exhibition display to the restoration unit.
The government pressured the surviving tribe to give up their territory and move to reservations.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “transferred ”? “moved”, “relocated”
(2.)    In the second, what is a substitute for “move”? “relocate”
(3.)    In the first sentence, what is “restoration unit”? A department in a museum (here) where art or old pieces are being cleaned, fixed and in general restored to their original shape/color etc

3.   Many are concerned about cell phones and their possible health risks, but the effects of cell phone radiation on humans are minute.
Whales eat huge quantities of tiny plants and animals.

Are both sentences grammatically correct?

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “minute”? “Small” little”, “minimal”
(2.)    What is a substitute for “tiny”? “Minuscule”, “small’, “little”, “teeny” “mini’, wee”or “teeny tiny”
(3.)    In the second, what is a substitute for “quantities”? amounts

4.  The studies have demonstrated the speed of minuscule particles like electrons is a result of random behavior.
That company follows the classic management model.

(1.)  What is a substitute for “minuscule”? “Tiny”, “small’, “little”, “teeny”
(2.)  In the second, what is a substitute for “model”?  “Prototype”, “pattern”,”example” or “standard”?

5.
The Edgar allen Poe character, Auguste Dupin, became the prototype for numerous literary detectives, including Sherlock Holmes.
Where betting procedure is concerned, Roulette has set a pattern for other games.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “prototype”? “Model”,“example”
(2.)    What is a substitute for “pattern”? standard, model,example
(3.)   What does the second sentence imply? the way people bet in other games is similar to the one used for betting at roulette (which may have been one of the first, if not the first casino type of game)...not exactly sure what your question is about

6. The Ukrainian Revolution of 2004 was a good example of nonviolent resistance.
 The colonel was a mean man whom all his subordinates feared.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “example”? “Model” “case”, “illustration”
(2.)   What is a substitute for “mean”? Mean can have various meanings...unless there is more context explaining the behavior of the person it's kind of hard to come up with synonyms here. If I were to guess, I'd say: evil, malicious, dangerous(?!), vile, vicious, nasty, bad tempered, despicable, snide, unfriendly, infamous  

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