Words Matter - Chapter 10
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 10. 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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In a Manner of Speaking


people have to be careful: Caught up in conversation, they may say things they later regret.


In the of operators and repair men, a vehicle or piece of equipment is often referred to as "she."


"Every cloud has a silver lining" is a I do not want to hear when something bad has happened to me.


The whole book is nothing more than an angry against people the author dislikes.


It sets my teeth on edge when I hear Mel about the shortcomings of people he has never encountered.


The guy in the showroom was so in his praise of the car that I have come to distrust him.


Every day, my father me for not turning the lights off when I leave a room.


In a traditional Western, the hero is often a man who likes to answer with a "yep" or a "nope."


The lecturer gave a account of his theories that could be understood even by non-experts in the audience.


often try to stir up hatred in their audience.

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