Word forms exercise

Fill in the blanks with an appropriate form of the words given in the brackets.

1. Everybody appreciated the …………………………. of his idea. (original)

2. Booker was ……………………….. of the boy from Ohio who could read and write. (envy)

3. Young children can become quite ………………………… when they are ill. (irritability)

4. The government has to ………………….. its campaign against child marriage. (intense)

5. If there is no ……………………, snakes don’t usually bite man. (provoke)

6. The sage told the man that he was reaping the harvest of the ……………………… he had deliberately sown. (hate)

7. My brother takes great ………………………. in helping the poor. (please)

8. We spent a ……………………….. holiday in Maldives. (memory)

9. The parents ……………………. at the death of their only child. (grief)

10. The heart is often …………………….. to a pump. (compare)

Answers

1. Everybody appreciated the originality of his idea.

2. Booker was envious of the boy from Ohio who could read and write.

3. Young children can become quite irritable when they are ill.

4. The government has to intensify its campaign against child marriage.

5. If there is no provocation, snakes don’t usually bite man.

6. The sage told the man that he was reaping the harvest of the hatred he had deliberately sown.

7. My brother takes great pleasure in helping the poor.

8. We spent a memorable holiday in Maldives.

9. The parents grieved at the death of their only child.

10. The heart is often compared to a pump.

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