Words Count - Chapter 17
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 17. 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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Words on Words


The instructor asked her students to write a one-page of the book.


He or she is "not playing with a full deck" is a used in connection with someone who behaves strangely.


"The students could tell immediately that their instructor was from a foreign country; she had no accent but her was very unusual with verbs showing up in the oddest places.


Writing teachers usually warn students not to use worn-out .


His presentation was certainly , but many listeners were looking for more substance.


The document was not a transcript because important passages had been left out.


When pressed, the speaker could not come up with a single example to support his claim.


In speech, "guys" often refers to both men and women, but it should never be used in a more formal, academic paper.


The is well written and summarizes the main argument fairly.


In the introduction, the author gives a account of the argument developed in succeeding chapters.

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