Directions: Choose the best words to complete each sentence.

 bargain  bring  charge  dine  except  hardly  insure  light  narrow  pass(ed)  roast  rock(ed)  serve  shop  throw  way

1. There’s no _________ they’ll be able to finish all that work on time.

2. The workers at that store __________ make enough money to keep their families fed.

3. What’s the __________ for fixing my car?

4. The boat slipped through a very __________ passageway before it headed out to the ocean.

5. Maria gently __________ her baby to sleep.

6. What kind of wine should we __________ to the party?

7. Restaurants and bars in the U.S. won’t __________ alcohol to minors.

8. All of the students in the class are going on the field trip, ___________ for one. Her parents never signed the permission form.

9. Todd barely __________ the test with a score of 63%.

10. Americans ___________ away too much uneaten food.

11. It’s a good idea to ___________ things that are valuable in case they are lost, stolen, or damaged.

12. Where do you __________ for groceries?

13. The smell of ___________ turkey filled our house on Thanksgiving.

14. Gary wants to __________ the fire. Does anyone have a match?

15. If you like to __________ early, the early bird special at that restaurant is served before 5 p.m.


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Answers: 1. way; 2. hardly; 3. charge; 4. narrow; 5. rocked; 6. bring; 7. serve; 8. except; 9. passed; 10. throw; 11. insure; 12. shop; 13. roast; 14. light; 15. dine


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