A player chooses one of the numbers 1 through 4. After the choice has been made, two regular four-sided (tetrahedral) dice are rolled, with the sides of the dice numbered 1 through 4. If the number chosen appears on the bottom of exactly one die after it is rolled, then the player wins $1. If the number chosen appears on the bottom of both of the dice, then the player wins $2. If the number chosen does not appear on the bottom of either of the dice, the player loses $1. What is the expected return to the player, in dollars, for one roll of the dice?

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