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Chapter 24. Troublemakers 4 > Working with Words

Working with Words

MULTIPLE CHOICE

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

1:Two years of experience is a ________________ for taking that seminar.

(a) percolate

(b) perquisite

(c) prerequisite

(d) precedence

2:Use gray paper for printing the ________________.

(a) stationary

(b) stationery

(c) pens

(d) computers

3:The meetings will ________________ as planned.

(a) proceed

(b) preview

(c) precede

(d) process

4:The ________________ concern of our accountant is accuracy.

(a) principle

(b) preliminary

(c) preventive

(d) principal

5:Is that machine ________________, or can it be moved easily?

(a) stationary

(b) inoperative

(c) stationery

(d) expensive

6:Wanda's introduction will ________________ Mel's reading of the minutes.

(a) eliminate

(b) precut

(c) precede

(d) prerequisite

7:What are the basic ________________ of geometry that apply to measuring that field?

(a) angles

(b) principals

(c) principles

(d) preliminaries

8:Does the computer course have any ________________ that must be fulfilled beforehand?

(a) perquisites

(b) prerequisites

(c) principles

(d) principals

FIND THE MATCH

Circle the word or phrase that is closest in meaning to each italicized word.

1:perquisite: benefit, percolate, accidental
2:prerequisite: confused, ordered, required
3:precede: be ahead, be behind, be finished
4:proceed: continue, process, preliminary
5:principal: friend, main, financial
6:principle: main, rule, prince
7:stationary: flying, permanent, letters
8:stationery: fixed, paper, railroad

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 “troublemakers” and sentence context to help you decide. Use each word only once. Use all of the words.

stationaryprecedeperquisiteprincipal
prerequisiteprinciplestationeryproceed


1:Our mainframe computer is _______________, but all our sales representatives have laptop computers.
2:We shall _______________ with the meeting after the fire drill.
3:Which speaker is scheduled to _______________ Mr. Scott, and which will follow him?
4:Is free use of the library a _______________ of this job?
5:Did the new _______________ arrive in time to be used for the invitations?
6:What is the _______________ of gravitational pull on the tides?
7:The _______________ asked the teachers to evaluate the new textbooks.
8:Is Math 101 a _______________ to Computer Basics?

USING YOUR WORDS

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

1:precede
2:proceed
3:prerequisite
4:principle
5:principal
6:stationery



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