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I live in a small house with 14 other people. A couple of years ago, the government demolished de·mol·ish  
tr.v. de·mol·ished, de·mol·ish·ing, de·mol·ish·es
1. To tear down completely; raze.

2. To do away with completely; put an end to.

3.
 my uncle's house during "Operation Restore Order" [a government crackdown crack·down  
n.
An act or example of forceful regulation, repression, or restraint: a crackdown on crime.

Noun 1.
 on illegal markets and homes]. My uncle's family didn't did·n't  

Contraction of did not.


didn't did not
didn't do
 have anywhere else to go, so now they live with us.

Our house is about 20 feet by 15 feet and is only one room. We hung up a sheet to make a wall so my uncle's family has one side, and we have the other. Most of us kids sleep outside.

The hardest part about living in such a crowded space is that there is nowhere to study. There are 10 kids in our house, and no place that is quiet. I want to be a doctor someday some·day  
adv.
At an indefinite time in the future.

Usage Note: The adverbs someday and sometime express future time indefinitely: We'll succeed someday. Come sometime.
, so I have to study, but it is hard to concentrate.

by Sibanda, 12, in Harare
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Title Annotation:TEEN DIARY: A REPORT FROM HARARE
Author:Sibanda
Publication:Junior Scholastic
Date:Oct 15, 2007
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