Words Matter - Chapter 2
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 2. 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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From Beginning to End


Because the of the movie is so surprising, its producers had asked critics not to reveal how it ends.


Employees who had shown real during the year were given a bonus at Christmas.


In Herman Melville's famous novel Moby Dick, the narrator tells us in that he alone survived the shipwreck at the end of the story.


In its stages, the practice of medicine was often bloody and brutal.


Many presidents have granted pardons as their last act and to their time in office.


speakers of a language are likely to mispronounce many words.


The movie's shows the hero as a kid, played by the actor's real-life son.


The singer had his greatest hit at what turned out to be the of his career.


As the European Union is drafting a constitution, it is looking at the Constitution of the United States as a .


In Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, Marc Anthony delivers a at Caesar's funeral that's considered one of the greatest speeches in English literature.

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