Words Matter - Chapter 15
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 15. 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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The Language of Praise and Blame


I think all this has gone to Arnie's head—he starts to believe his admirers.


My mother me again for not doing my share of the housework.


It's a time-honored strategy for people who run against an office holder to that person's record.


Every year, the president awards medals to several citizens who have done work in various fields.


During the hearings, a succession of witnesses gave in support of the administration.


I am really flattered by your comments.


Some people do not report malfeasance* when they see it because they fear from their superiors.


The committee investigating the scandal issued a strong , but did not recommend legal action.


People who find a show on TV often call for a boycott of the show's sponsors.


The governor's proposal met with from all sides and will certainly get enacted.

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