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Complete the gapped sentences with the correct conjunction or preposition. Tap the arrow! ->
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Often referred to as "Black Friday" in the U.S., the Friday after Thanksgiving marks the start of the Christmas and holiday shopping season.
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1. Fill the gap.
Black Friday is the daythe American Thanksgiving holiday and the first daythe traditional Christmas shopping season.
2. Fill the gap.
Retailers in the U.S. offer reduced prices and things tend to get manic with crowdsconsumers flooding stores.
3. Fill the gap.
The name derives from retailers balance sheets goingbeing in the redbeing in the black.
4. Fill the gap.
In fact, the black in Black Friday is the more common usethe word black to refera day associated with disaster
5. Fill the gap.
The use of Black Fridaythe shopping day after Thanksgiving seems to have originatedthe city of Philadelphia
7. Fill the gap.
It was even used17th century school slang to refera Friday when an examination was held
8. Fill the gap.
The shopping frenzy is certainly the most common use nowit's also becoming increasingly popular outsideAmerica
9. Fill the gap.
So British people don't have a long weekendthe fourth FridayNovember
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