Directions: Choose the best word to complete each sentence or question. Your options are in the box below:

 answer   borrow   hassle   jump   labor   lend   owe   pick   secure   see     slump     spread     turn   wholesome   whoops  


1. How much did you _________ the government last year in taxes?

2. _________. I think I made a mistake.

3. A sudden __________ in the rate of inflation raised prices for consumers.

4. Did you _________ the doctor about your stomach pains yet?

5. Maria knows how to __________ out ripe fruit when she goes grocery shopping.

6. Most people avoid driving during rush hour because traffic is such a __________.

7. Could you please __________ the door? Someone is knocking.

8. Whose __________ is it to make dinner tonight?

9. The team is obviously in a __________ after losing eight games straight.

10. Disney World offers __________ fun for the entire family.

11. Make sure the door is __________; otherwise, the cats might get out.

12. How much money did you __________ from the bank?

13. The repair bill for the car showed the cost for parts and __________.

14. If you need a jacket, I can __________ you one of mine.

15. The virus __________ quickly throughout the community and sent some people to the hospital.

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