Words Count - Chapter 12
Exercise 2

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Directions: Each of the sentences below contains a blank to be filled in with some form of a word from Chapter 12. Below each sentence, there are three choices for filling in the blank. Click the choice you think is the correct one and read the sentence with the blank filled in. If you are not satisfied, select another choice; you may do this as often as you wish.

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Beginnings and Endings


Rebates have been used for a long time as by sellers of "big-ticket" items such as appliances, cars, and computers.


He retired at the of his career because he thought things could not get any better.


The fireworks ended in a spectacular when the organizers pulled out all the stops.


Training camp started earlier for .


With his acting career , he decided to try his hand at politics.


Religious freedom was a strong for many early immigrants to America.


In many professions, practitioners initially have to work under the supervision of a more experienced colleague.


Even a most inspection would have shown that the building was unsafe.


Terms for members of the House of Representatives every two years.


In many cultures, the new year is with exuberant celebrations.

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