Wally English 9 (rev. 2007)      

Name:                                                                                      Hr.       Due date:                                                       




Directions:           1)  Indicate the part of speech of each word   USE A DICTIONARY! 

2) Define the word.  Use the first definition listed.  USE A DICTIONARY! 

3) Place the correct word in the blank space provided in each sentence.

4) Eventually, you will transfer your answers for the fill-in-the-blank sentences to a

scanner sheet with a #2 pencil.


Note!  This packet will be graded for accuracy!


Group A -  Remember to use a dictionary.


Word 1. (A)     accept:       verb                       to receive willingly                                                          

Word 2. (B)     except:                                                                                                                                    


         1.      He will                                              the award.


         2.      No one                                            his mother came.


    3- 4.      I                                    your settlements offer                                               for the last part.

                                    3                                                                                                              4

         5.      She takes all  the required courses                                         one.


Group A  - Use a dictionary.


Word 3. (A)     affect:         verb                                                                                                                                 


Word 4. (B)     effect:       noun                                                                                                                                   


        6.       She knew her life would                                                       us all.


        7.       Her boyfriend began to                                            her grades.


        8.       The                                                  was tremendous.


        9.       How did the exam                                                   her quarter grade?


      10.       What                        did losing the regular quarterback have on the Vikings' season?


      11.       It will not                             her decision to play in the Superbowl.


      12.       Mark's joke didn't                                       his father.


      13.       The                                     of the tackle was a torn ligament.




Group A   - Use a dictionary!

Word 5. (A)     advice:                                                                                                                                     

Word 6. (B)     advise:                                                                                                                                     

      14.       She was asked to                                         the students on college opportunities.

      15.       The counselor's                                    helped the student choose the right classes.

      16.       Please                                             me as to which car to purchase.

      17.       It's good                                to wear a safety belt.

      18.       I always try to follow my parents'                                         .

Group A   -  Use a dictionary!

 Word 7. (A) analysis:                                                                                                                                      

 Word 8. (B)  analyze:                                                                                                                                                 

      19.       I try not to                           what my friends talk about.


      20.       We were asked to                           the data.


      21.       The doctor's                                                determined that the disease was treatable.                   


      22.       He presented his                              to the professor.


      23.       Please                                             the following poetry selections.


Group B

Word  9. (A)       choose:                                                                                                                                 

Word 10. (B)      chose:                                                                                                                                  

Word 11. (C)      chosen:                                                                                                                                 

      24.                                      the dessert you want.


      25.       I was                                   representative of the Sophomore Class.


      26.       I try to                                  clothes according to price and style.


      27.       He                                       to take Keyboarding his freshman year.


      28.       We were asked to                           the gift we preferred.                                                                   

Group B                                28

Word 12. (A)      desert:                                                                                                                                             

Word 13. (B)      desert:                                                                                                                                              

Word 14. (C)      dessert:                                                                                                                                             

      29.       Camels live easily in the                                           .


      30        The                                    's  fattening.


      31.       The townspeople living near the volcano had to                     their homes.


      32.       The                                     was called the Sahara.


      33.       He              ed his troop in the desert.


Group C


Word 15. (A)      its:     possessive pronoun                                                                                                    


Word 16. (B)      it's:     pronoun + verb                                                                                                                     

      34.       Our team lost                                                standing.


      35.       What is                                problem?


      36.                                     a shame you didn't win.


      37.       According to the tour guide                          one hundred miles from here.


      38.                                        mane was matted and needed combing.



Group C


Word 17. (A)      lead:  a.         verb                                                                                                                            


Word 18. (B)      lead:  b.                                                                                                                                            


Word 19. (C)      led:                                                                                                                                                   


      39.       The majorette                                   the band in the parade.


      40.       The seeing eye dog will                                             the blind girl to safety.


      41.       The substance in pencils is not                                   but graphite.


      42.       We were                              to believe that we had won.


      43.       The detective followed every                                    he discovered.                                                                                                             43

Group C


22.    lose:                                                                                                                                                                   


23.    losing:                                                                                                                                                     


24.    loose:                                                                                                                                                                 

         1.      The fan belt was                                          and caused the car to overheat.

         2.      If I                                         my assignment, I will be very upset.

         3.      Even though we keep                                  ,  our team has a lot of positive spirit.

         4.      The hamster got                                 in the science room.

         5.      Don't                                               your button because it's                                    .


Group D

25.    of:                                                                                                                                                                      


26.    have:                                                                                                                                                                  


         1.      We could                            gone, but because                    rain we didn't.


         2.      He is in charge                                 team uniforms.


         3.      I                              trouble determining parts                       speech.


         4.      I should                               unplugged the coffee pot before leaving for the show.


         5.      Because                  the accident, Sue will                            to                    ten stitches.



Group D


27.    passed:                                                                                                                                                   


28.    past:                                                                                                                                                                   


         1.      I                                          the house several times.


         2.      Grandma lives in the                                    .


         3.      His Gremlin                                                 up my Vet.


         4.      He walked                                        the student and never noticed him.


         5.      In the                                              , men weren't allowed in women's dorms.



Group D


29.    prejudice:                                                                                                                                               


30.    prejudiced:                                                                                                                                             


         1.      His                                                    against blacks was obvious at the meeting.


         2.      I've been taught never to be                                     against anyone.


         3.      The teacher's                                                for good spellers was apparent.


         4.      John feels                                        has no place in the United States.


         5.      However, sometimes I think he is                                         against people with less money than himself.

Group D

31.    principal:           a.            noun                                                                                                                            

32.    principal:           b.            adj.                                                                                                                             

33.    principal:           c.            noun                                                                                                                            

34.    principle:                                                                                                                                                 


         1.      His                                     reason for becoming a                            was to make more money.

         2.      He didn't agree with her                                           of honesty.

         3.      Honda was the                                            sponsor of the motocross race.

         4.      A basic                                of good writing is to stress one                                      idea.

         5.      The                                                 of freedom is based on self-discipline.


Group E

35.    quiet:                                                                                                                                                      

36.    quit:                                                                                                                                                       

37.    quite:                                                                                                                                                      

         1.      We were asked to be                                  in choir between songs.

         2.      If we're not, we'll have to                            .

         3.                                      a few students decided to                                 Research Techniques because it is                                       a bit of work.

         4.      She is                                  popular.

         5.      The cliche' is                                                as a mouse.




Group F


38.    than:                                                                                                                                                       

39.    then:                                                                                                                                                       


         1.      This bread is tastier                                      the loaf I baked.

         2.      Walking might be safer                                 hitchhiking.

         3.      If he puts on elevator shoes,                                                 he'll be taller.

         4.      More                                      anything else, he wants her to be his friend.

         5.      I'm taller                  he.




Group F


40.    their:                                                                                                                                                       


41.    there:                                                                                                                                                      


42.    they're:                                                                                                                                                   


         1.      The students took                                        homework to the commons.


         2.      Children can usually write                             names before kindergarten.


         3.                                                  celebrating an anniversary tonight.


         4.      They have a metric track                             .


         5.                                                  styles of music were vastly different.


Group F


43.    threw:                                                                                                                                                     


44.    through:                                                                                                                                                  


         1.      Sue claimed she was                                                 with drugs.


         2.      The janitor                                       away our test papers by accident.


         3.      The student raced                                         the hallway.


         4.      The quarterback                                           a pass for a touchdown.


         5.      I am                                                trying to be friends with them.




Group F


46.    to:                                                                                                                                                          


47.    too:                                                                                                                                                        


48.    two:                                                                                                                                                        


         1.      He has                                              much homework.


         2.      She gives us a lot of homework,                  .


         3.      Who's                                  say which team will win?


         4.      The                                                  skiers are regional champions.


         5.      Gail was                  full                    eat                                 quarter-pounders.


Group G


49.    who's:                                                                                                                                                     


50.    whose:                                                                                                                                                    


         1.                                                to say which teacher is best?


         2.      She's the one                                   always losing everything.


         3.      Did you see                                     car was in the accident?


         4.                                                  responsibility is this?


         5.                                                responsible here?