Words Matter - Chapter 20
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 20. 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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Getting Emotional


The back covers of books often display snippets of praise by reviewers.


Nothing helps a poker player more than face.


Crowds love players like Jimmy Connors who openly display their emotions.


Given how calm Mario normally is, I was surprised by the with which he responded to your criticism.


At her retirement party, Rosa gave farewell to her colleagues and friends.


Voters appeared when it came to the candidates' military records.


I tried to maintain a expression although I was fuming inside.


We didn't like the film because it treated an interesting conflict as cheap .


Only the most admirers of Richard Nixon stood by him after the Watergate scandals.


Students were more amused than put off by Vanessa's during the most recent show-and-tell.

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Words Matter: Additional Exercises