Words Matter - Chapter 3
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 3. 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 Beginnings and Endings


Our National Parks allow us to experience the American landscape in its stage, much like the earliest settlers saw it.


Finally winning a Super Bowl was the of John Elway's career with the Denver Broncos.


James Dean's career as a movie star came to an abrupt end when he died in a car crash at the age of twenty-four.


"Y" is the letter of the English alphabet.


The current European Union has its in the Common Market established in 1957 by France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and what was then West Germany.


In order to growing unhappiness among his supporters, the governor promised not to raise gasoline taxes.


Even as a quarterback, Dan Marino showed great poise and took his team to the Super Bowl in only his second year of playing for the NFL.


Many car companies are currently developing for cars that use fuels cleaner than gasoline.


Visiting her grandparents' village in the "old country" is the of a dream she has had since childhood.


Foreign competition has the textile industry to such an extent that clothes made in the U. S. have all but disappeared from stores.

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