Words Count - Chapter 25
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 25. 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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Fiery Words


After an initial exchange of pleasantries, the debate between the candidates became more and more .


After the eruption, bright orange streams of lava flowed down the sides of the volcano.


I find your comments uncalled for, actually insulting.


He expressed his opinion so that he got most of the audience on his side.


The host’s remark obviously infuriated the guest.


We managed to re- the fire by beating on the half-burned logs.


You should not get by her comment—she didn’t mean to offend anyone.


I like to use corrugated cardboard for because it burns longer than newspapers.


Certain building materials are so that workers must be extra cautious when they install them.


Nothing makes a wasp or hornet more than being swatted at: when one comes near, stay calm and don’t move.

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