Words Matter - Chapter 9
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 9. 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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Speaking of Appearances


Fair-skinned actors whose role demands a complexion can always rely on make-up.


The hostess looked her most elegant in a simple black dress.


The masks kids wear on Halloween often give their faces a look.


A skinny actor like Kevin Kline must use padding when he plays a more character.


I was alarmed by Paula's look when I last saw her.


The realtor insisted that the apartment could not look when she showed it to potential tenants.


Because figure skaters and dancers must be both and strong, they follow similar exercise routines.


My grandmother was never tall, but has grown positively with age.


After working out, most people have a appetite.


The tall and beautiful Brooke Shields has more than once been called .

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Words Matter: Additional Exercises