Words Count - Chapter 8
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 8. 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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More Timely Words


The polls gave her an victory, but she nevertheless continued to campaign hard until the last day.


I will not buy clothes in this year's "hot" colors because they will be next year for sure.


A show-off, he never fails to brag about his latest achievement.


In soccer and hockey, a "hat trick" consists of three goals scored in a single game by the same player.


Words like "swell" or "groovy," which were popular decades ago, sound today.


The ceremony took so long because the awards were handed out , one at a time.


When the bridge collapsed, the Department of Transportation had to erect a structure until the bridge was rebuilt.


Later generations appreciated Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick, more than his did.


Louis Armstrong was born 1900, but the exact year is not known.


The end of a and the beginning of a new one are such a big deal because most generations will never experience events like these.

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