Words Count - Chapter 2
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 2. 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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Character Comments


Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, there are still people who stick to the belief that the earth is flat.


It was really of you to laugh when I talked about my accident and the pain it has caused me.


Being a complete , he showed very little interest in the opinions of others.


Only the most would enter a tomb to drive a stick through the heart of a sleeping vampire.


Critics generally commented on the performance of the actor, who appeared to sleepwalk through the part.


Since their lives may depend on it, people who perform stunts pay about practicing a new stunt until they can do it almost without thinking.


It is usually a bad idea to become when an officer pulls you over for some traffic violation.


Even after wrecking her car, my friend remained her usual self and walked off shrugging her shoulders.


Charities depend on the kindness of .


I am too to be happy as a computer programmer: I want to deal with people, not with machines.

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