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Chapter 20. Section 3 Review > Working with Words

Working with Words

FILL IN THE BLANKS

From the list on pages 144–146, select the prefix that best completes the italicized word and write the prefix in the blank space provided. Use your knowledge of context, roots, and prefixes to help you decide. Use each prefix spelling only once. You will not use all of the prefixes.

1:The ________________ mum passing score is 60; the ________________ mum possible is 80.
2:The information was ________________ sufficient for us to make a decision, so we requested more data.
3:The biologist examined the organisms under a ________________ scope.
4:Because Greta has moved to Seattle, it is ________________ likely that she will come to New York for the party.
5:Parking on this street during the week is ________________ legal; if you do not move your car you will get a ticket.
6:Some of the exercises included ________________ ple-choice questions.
7:After working all day to bring some order to his work station, Harvey's desk was still only ________________ organized.
8:Iris eats more than any of us, but she is still ________________ weight.
9:The staff usually disagrees about the smoking policy, but this time they presented a ________________ fied argument.
10:This business arranges for manufacturers to ________________ port materials into the country and then to ________________ port finished products to foreign buyers. (Hint: Use two different prefixes.)
11:This fertilizer will be most ________________ ficial to the nursery's plants.
12:When will the executive ________________ mittee discuss the marketing plan?
13:How will the firm ________________ port the goods from the warehouse to its local stores?
14:Will the change be ________________ manent or temporary?

FILL IN THE BLANKS

From the list on pages 146–147, select the suffix that best completes the italicized word and write the suffix in the blank space provided. Use your knowledge of context, roots, and suffixes to help you decide. Use each suffix spelling only once. You will not use all of the suffixes.

1:We should personal ________________ these form letters so that the readers feel that we are writing to them as individuals.
2:This report is very complex; please simpl ________________ it.
3:Add more facts and figures to this report in order to strength ________________ our arguments.
4:These order forms should be standard ________________ so that their format is similar and all the necessary questions are asked every time the form is used.
5:Entering the information in the computer will facilit ________________ the preparation of the report.
6:Jane's handwriting is illeg ________________ so she dictates all of her memos and letters.
7:The graduating class never forgot the dean's memor ________________ speech.
8:Leo is hope ________________ that he will receive an increase in pay.
9:The managers were unhappy because the products were being finished too slow ________________.
10:The Myers Company is the largest employ ________________ in our town; more than 20,000 employ ________________ currently work there.
11:Nell hired a new administrative assist ________________ to help with preparing the budgets.
12:We were very pleased with our accomplish ________________.
13:Olivia evaluated Parker's perform ________________ in the new job.
14:Finally we found a solut ________________ to the problem.

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 the sentence context and your knowledge of prefixes, roots, and suffixes to help you decide. Use each word only once. Use all of the words. (Hint: Read the list of words before reading the sentences.)

subscriptioncertifyrevisionvarietytransportation
utilizeconversiondeferperspectiveproceed


1:The printer provided a ________________ of types of paper for us to choose from.
2:The accounting department must ________________ that the figures in the annual report are accurate.
3:The ________________ of goods from the manufacturer to the marketplace is very costly.
4:Which overnight delivery service do we ________________ to send our urgent packages?
5:When will the ________________ to the new computer system be complete? This change has been taking a long time.
6:The presentations will ________________ immediately after intermission.
7:Have we ordered a ________________ to The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times?
8:Roger was informed that Quall Ink Company would ________________ payment for one month and would pay the entire amount due at that time.
9:This document is the third ________________ of the company's report to the board of directors.
10:Stella asked for Tim's ________________ on the question of expanding the sales division this year.

USING YOUR WORDS (REVIEW)

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

1:permission to transfer
2:contradictory statements
3:spectators' description
4:illegible notes
5:international agreement
6:pan-American highway
7:donors' contributions
8:portable
9:multicolored
10:certificate
11:invariable steps
12:computation



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