Often, just knowing the general meaning of a word is not enough to help students use the word correctly in a given situation. The features of the word that are embedded in the word ending can give important clues to proper usage. Word endings signify the part of speech of a word (noun, verb, adjective, adverb) or other characteristics such as endings that refer to a person, an abstract idea, etc.
For each sentence below, choose the word in the pull-down window that provides the correct meaning and also reflects the correct part of speech (noun, verb, adjective, or adverb) within the sentence. You will then receive feedback in the answer bar at the bottom of the page.1. John did not believe there was a god in this world, and he would always tell his friends that this was his true belief. In other words, John was an
2. When a baby is born, the baby does not know the meaning of right and wrong. As the baby grows, it learns the difference between right and wrong.
3. Andrew is an because he has a great personality, but he also has a bad reputation of never saying 'hello' to anyone. There seems to be a conflict between his personality and his manners.
4. My sister has been to the doctor many times in the past year because she is always tired and run down. The doctor believes she is because her blood tests show that she does not have as many red corpuscles (blood cells) as other women have.
5. Last night's lecturer gave a talk about his family and he started his remarks with a very funny about the time his family pet locked the door to the house and then barked when anyone tried to open it.
6. Someone donated more than a million dollars to the school library fund but the donor did not want his name announced to the general public or the newspapers.
7. Many students feel a lack of interest or concern about topics that should be important to them. These students do not realize that they should be more active in school activities so they can benefit more from their education.
8. The final examination was very difficult for the students because all the questions were . Each question had two possible answers, so the students did not know what to write down.
9. Robert had feelings about his girlfriend Ann because he liked her good looks and personality, but he could not stand her bad cigarette smoking habit.
10. In 2068, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf will mark the one-hundred-year anniversary of its beginning with a jubilee that will include the president of the university and the governor of the state.
11. In a novel, the main character is called the protagonist. The protagonist is in opposition to the , who is the 'bad guy' or villain in the story.
12. The Queen of England has been the matriarch of the royal family since the middle of the 20th century. The queen's mother was also part of the for many years before she died.