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Chapter 16. Roots: Doing > Working with Words

Working with Words

MULTIPLE CHOICE

Circle the letter next to the answer that best defines the italicized word. Use your knowledge of contextual clues, prefixes, and roots to help you decide.

1: Please transfer the funds from my checking account to my savings account.

(a) move

(b) cross

(c) subtract

(d) bear

2:He received the missive about his new job by overnight mail.

(a) gun

(b) application

(c) letter

(d) news

3:Please convert these Mexican pesos to dollars.

(a) add

(b) permit

(c) revert

(d) change

4:Please remit payment for the invoice in the preaddressed envelope.

(a) send

(b) exchange

(c) revert

(d) apply

5:How will the goods be transferred to the warehouse?

(a) moved to

(b) billed to

(c) kept at

(d) refrigerated at

6:They used an old shortwave radio to transmit the message.

(a) get

(b) change

(c) send

(d) shorten

7:Please deliver that portable computer to our other office.

(a) up-to-date

(b) easy-to-carry

(c) door-opening

(d) waterproof

8:Be sure that the fence posts are vertical.

(a) exactly upright

(b) flat

(c) even

(d) deep

USING YOUR WORDS

Circle the root of each word. Then use each word in a sentence that demonstrates that you understand the meaning of the word.

1:transport
2:remit
3:transfer
4:convert
5:portable
6:transmission
7:ferry
8:vertical
9:export
10:emit (Hint: The prefix e- is a form of -ex-, or “out.”)



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