Directions: Choose the best word to complete each sentence or question. Your options are in the box below:
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1. The story of how Joe saved his little brother from drowning grew into a family _________.
2. Once the __________ thaws out in the spring, we can start planting our vegetables.
3. Thanks to the courage of the _________, the ship was able to avoid a catastrophe at sea.
4. Spaghetti __________ are easy to cook and fairly inexpensive.
5. If you __________ a ballpark in the middle of a cornfield, will people go to it?
6. Cutting and chopping a strong __________ can bring a person to tears.
7. The __________ of a famous novel came to our school to talk about his latest book.
8. There’s a very interesting __________ about North Korea in the latest issue of The Economist.
9. __________ weather in recent years has been responsible for causing a lot of physical damage to the country.
10. Information is just one __________ away on the internet.
11. Rachel gave up eating __________ and is now a vegetarian.
12. It takes about three weeks for a chicken egg to __________.
13. When asked, Harold said that he did, __________, want to go out with us on Friday.
14. A person diagnosed with cancer may be in a __________ for his or her life.
15. People who __________ in the sun for too long are likely to get a sunburn.
16. It took Penelope several months to get over the __________ of her cat.
17. In the event of a __________, the Red Cross is available to help survivors.
18. The fate of the people onboard the lost flight remains a __________.
19. There’s really no __________ for bad behavior in public.
20. Our cat has long, soft __________ that gets tangled if it’s not combed.
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