Words Count - Chapter 5
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 5. 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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Honorable and Dishonorable Mention


Thrillers like "The Silence of the Lambs" or "Red Dragon" have villains whose is appalling in the extreme.


Thomas Jefferson was not only as a statesman, but also as an architect.


When the play began its run, the author expected to get numerous , but all he received was harsh criticism.


In South America, Simon Bolivar is as the great liberator from Spanish rule.


I admire how our mayor was able to leave his past behind and became a model citizen.


The team put up a defense and allowed only a field goal in the second half.


People with a true sense of personal will never use dirty tricks against opponents.


When the patron did not stop making remarks, she took her purse and walked out of the bar.


Until September 11, 2001, Pearl Harbor was the most incident of an unexpected attack on the United States.


He intended his memoir to be a moving to his late wife.

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