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Decide whether the highlighted word or phrase in each of the following examples is appropriate in formal writing.
- Some believe bleeding-heart liberals have caused Canada’s debt problems.
- The "sacred heart" is a common depiction of Jesus.
- The Internet has become very successful over the past decade.
- In 1812, General Brock was the hero of the day.
- The government will slash spending by three billion dollars.
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