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Working with Words

FILL IN THE BLANKS

From the following list, select the word that best completes each sentence and write the word in the blank space provided. Use your knowledge of roots to help you decide. Use each word only once. Use all of the words.

legiblerequestsdictatesvisit
inquiriesscribblingmicroscopeprescriptions


Q1:
Memorandum

TO: Hospital Staff

FROM: Administration Office

SUBJECT: Weekly Announcements

DATE: September 14, 200X

Several of you have received (1) _____________ from patients'

relatives to (2) _____________ outside of the official hours.

All special requests concerning visiting hours should be

referred to the hospital administrator. Most (3) _____________

about general policies can be answered by consulting the new

manual. A copy is available at each station.

   Please pay extra attention to the filling of (4) _____________.

While the handwriting of some physicians is not as

(5) _____________ as we would like, their notes are not careless

(6) _____________, but critical medical (7) _____________.

Finally, we are pleased to announce that the hospital museum has

received a fine donation from Dr. Smith, a fine antique

(8) _____________.

ROOT IDENTIFICATION

Circle the root of each word. Then write a definition of the word.

1:telescope
2:spectacles
3:visit
4:illegible

MULTIPLE CHOICE

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

1:The organisms that attacked the patient's lungs were ________________.

(a) telescopic

(b) visionary

(c) microscopic

(d) circumspect

2:The periscope could be extended several yards; it was ________________.

(a) telescopic

(b) visionary

(c) microscopic

(d) circumspect

3:The firm was very ________________ about revealing information about its new products before their formal introduction.

(a) telescopic

(b) evidential

(c) microscopic

(d) circumspect

4:The doctor gave her a ________________ to help fight her cold.

(a) transcription

(b) prescription

(c) subscription

(d) inscription

5:I ordered a ________________ to the Harvard Business Review.

(a) transcription

(b) prescription

(c) subscription

(d) inscription

6:What was the ________________ on the watch?

(a) transcription

(b) prescription

(c) subscription

(d) inscription

7:Unfortunately, her handwriting was not ________________.

(a) telescopic

(b) visible

(c) legible

(d) subscribed

8:The referee asked the ________________ to be quiet.

(a) inquirees

(b) dictators

(c) spectators

(d) scribes

USING YOUR WORDS

Use each of the following words in a sentence that demonstrates that you understand the meaning of the word.

1:illegible
2:inscription
3:predict
4:circumspect
5:inspection



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