Words Count - Chapter 14
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 14. 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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Given the personal problems Jennifer Capriati went through, it's amazing that she was able to her tennis career.


The owner and her dour assistant are a study in contrasts.


The son was the very of his father both in spirit and in looks.


The with which the secretary defended his politics convinced many members of the committee.


After the latest scandal, her political career appears to be beyond .


Unlike people, ideas can become and be passed along from generation to generation.


The of our project depends on the commitment of all involved.


The presenter's concluding statements led to an discussion with members of the audience.


That's not a alternative and I have to go with my initial choice.


The average can never hope to play basketball like Michael Jordan or soccer like Mia Hamm.

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