Words Matter - Chapter 12
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 12. 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


Because my roommate is so much more about grammar and spelling than I am, I give her all my term papers to proofread.


From the day I was born, my parents were enough to put money away for my college education.


Our neighbors have a dog who is as as he is little: Whenever you get near their house, he starts barking loudly and tries to chase you away.


Pearl is the most cat we ever had: she sleeps all day and leaves her box only when she wants something to eat.


Being surrounded by staff, the chairman never learned about the problems his company was facing until it was too late.


Pablo used to be exceedingly , but now that he makes more money, he has become more generous.


I cannot stand people who love to tell you how you could have paid less money for something you just bought.


In contrast to his bubbly wife, he has a rather disposition.


The moods of people go up and down like the mercury in a thermometer.


The course seemed easy in the beginning, but later Sandra fell behind because she had gotten .

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