Words Count - Chapter 3
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 3. 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 II


Although I'm not a plumber, I'm enough to do most repair jobs in the house myself.


My cousin's temper makes her a welcome guest and she gets invited to more parties than she can attend.


Because of her and good works, she is considered a saint by all who know her.


The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a believer in free speech and defends even those that speak against its own principles.


On one day each week, some companies allow employees to leave their business suits at home and show up in more informal clothes.


In the fall, football fans are likely to spend Sunday afternoons watching games.


Given his usual , I was surprised how talkative my uncle became when the subject of fishing came up.


When his favorite team loses, my father is for the rest of the day.


Despite his success, my childhood friend is not at all .


The speaker's claim that anyone could become a millionaire in a year strained the of many in the audience.

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