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I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you very much.

1) She requested that we didn't go too near the river bank. (is it possible to use the subjunctive instead of the simple past?)
2) We were requested not to go too near the river bank. She insisted on paying the bill.
3) My brother took my mobile phone apart but he couldn't fix it.
Mobile phones really took off (became popular) in the 1960s
4) The heating system went off an hour ago and it's very cold now
Many people were killed when the bomb went off.
5) The milk went off because of the heat.
The telephone company cut my phone off because I failed to pay the bill.
6) The student cut the teacher off and started to speak.
When I lived in the country I felt cut off from social life.
7) The teacher told the students off for coming late.

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    1) She requested that we didn't go too near the river bank. (is it possible to use the subjunctive instead of the simple past?) Yes, you should use the subjunctive. She requested that we not go too near the river bank.

    2) We were asked not to go too near the river bank. She insisted on paying the bill.

    3) My brother took my mobile phone apart, but he couldn't fix it.
    Mobile phones really became popular in the 1960s.

    4) The heating system went off an hour ago, and it's very cold now.
    Many people were killed when the bomb went off.

    5) The milk went off because of the heat. I'm not sure what you mean by "went off."
    The telephone company cut my phone off because I failed to pay the bill. OK

    6) The student cut the teacher off and started to speak. OK
    When I lived in the country, I felt cut off from social life.

    7) The teacher told the students off for coming late. OK

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