Words Count - Chapter 26
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 26. 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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The Language of Humor


Her remarks were considered inappropriate for the sober occasion.


Over the last decades, language has become much more accepted in movies and on cable TV.


When a guest on the Tonight Show remarked that people do not get married on the spur of the moment, the thrice-divorced host "I do."


of the president in power have been a staple of Saturday Night Live for decades.


Sam has such a outlook on life, it seems nothing ever bothers him.


I never tell a joke when Vic is there because he always tells the before I'm done.


It's that she inherited millions of dollars, yet claims to shop only in bargain basements.


Before the game and during halftime, NFL commentators love to with each other.


When it comes to in movies, the Marx Brothers have never been surpassed.


On April Fool's Day, I have to be extra careful in the office because several of my coworkers like to pull .

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