Words Count - Chapter 4
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 4. 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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Words for Thought


I the alternatives I had and, after much thought, I made a choice I can live with.


Action movies are typically based on a simple : a hero with superhuman powers battles and finally overpowers assorted enemies.


I was pleased when my instructor praised me for having several different ideas into a convincing thesis.


We found the movie so that we told all our friends about it.


In science, experiments are typically conducted to prove or disprove a .


My of events changed once I understood what had happened prior to the accident.


People who think are able to keep their feelings and gut reactions in check.


During the psychological exam, it became clear that the patient's was impaired.


After much , the congressman decided not to run for re-election: he just did not have the stomach for one more nasty campaign.


The quarterback suffered a concussion and was clearly when he staggered off the field.

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