A. Do your best.
A. I would love to be able to sing well---or even passably.
A. I really regret that my mother died right after my daughter was born, and they never had a chance to know each other.
A. I don't really identify with either one of them, as I share few traits with them, but I always was drawn to Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots.
A. I hate to say them; I'm afraid everyone will notice them now---but I check and recheck to try to get rid of all the "well"s, "just"s, "only"s and "merely"s.