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There are calls to end the semi-annual practice of [put / putting] our clocks backwards and forwards an hour. It is [doing / done] by forwarding clocks by one hour in the spring so that evening daylight [lasts / lasting] an hour longer and then putting them back in the autumn. This is done [in / on] many parts of the world and [is / be] called Daylight Saving Time (DST). Scientists are questioning the [valued / value] of tinkering with time. They say changing the clocks could actually be [harm / harmful] to our health and increase energy [costs / cost] . The states of California and Massachusetts in the USA are considering unilaterally [abandon / abandoning] DST. Lawmakers there feel it has no relevance today when we have electric lights and people work around the [watch / clock] .

Those [in / on] support of DST argue that it saves energy because lights are turned [on / in] later. They argue it [promotes / promotions] outdoor leisure activities in the summer evening, and is therefore [well / good] for physical and psychological health. They also say it reduces traffic accidents and crime. People who [tend / bend] to support DST are city workers, retail businesses, outdoor sports [enthusiasm / enthusiasts] and businesses, tour operators, and others who benefit [from / of] increased light during the evening in summer. Opponents [say / speak] it increases energy costs and causes health risks. The incidence of heart attacks and strokes can increase [due / dew] to changes in the circadian cycle (our body clock). With less rest, people make more mistakes, so [accidents / accident] increase.

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