Words Count - Chapter 20
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 20. 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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Getting Mad and Making Up


The friendly debate showed that there was no real between the contenders.


In order to the angry parents, the school board promised to revise its decision.


The 1814 burning of Washington by British troops shows that relations between the United States and Britain were initially less than .


There were some initial misunderstandings, but now the between my advisor and me could not be better.


statements by their leaders greatly increased tensions between the two countries.


The home team utterly the visiting team, winning by a huge margin.


The defense played hard and only one field goal.


Students complained that the co-instructors openly with each other in class.


I'm surprised that what I meant to be a compliment could be taken as .


on the ice have been part of hockey for a long time—some fans actually enjoy them.

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