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The year 2018 is just days old, but already there are [inclinations / indications] it will be a great 12 months. This is according to a poll conducted by the international news service BNE. The service's top [polling / pollster] asked [pertinent / patent] questions about whether people were optimistic or pessimistic about the year [ahead / heading] . A [resounding / rescinding] 100 per cent of survey [participants / participates] responded positively. They all thought 2018 would be a wonderful year, [both / all] in their personal lives and [in / on] terms of national and global issues. All those who took part in the survey were [off / of] the opinion that 2018 would be significantly better than the year 2017. A BNE spokesman said he was heartened by the responses and wished everyone good [fortune / fortunate] .

The survey questioned participants' views on their hopes for their own life, as well as for the [fete / fate] of the Earth. An overwhelming majority [for / of] people were convinced they would carry [in / out] their New Year resolutions. In particular, people were determined to get [on / in] shape, [stop / start] procrastinating, save money, and improve their English ability. [Another / Others] said they would use their smartphones less often, eat less fast food and chocolate, and make sure their homes are always [verily / very] , very tidy. Most participants were positive about the world in 2018. They thought there would be [fewer / less] wars, less pollution and an increase in goodwill shown to the less [fortune / fortunate] . Everyone hoped for more peace, love, happiness and [prosperity / prosper] .

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