Proof-reading: Correct word or form of word.

Exercise

Choose the correct word in each of the following sentences:

  1. Three times he had made it clear to MacDonald that he did not wish to accept/except his resignation.
  2. Nevertheless, there was still considerable scope for policy to affect/effect the situation.
  3. Most environmental Non-Governmental Organizations regard this plan as an allusion/illusion at best.
  4. The latter has the advantages that the list can easily be amended/emended and kept in the patient's notes.
  5. It is the duty of us all to assure/ensure/insure that an entire cultural group is not tainted by the actions of a criminal minority.
  6. The Boards of Directors of each airline would be appointed by the Cabinet, and their profits and losses would be born/ borne by the Exchequer.
  7. The aims of Boniface and Chrodegang complemented/complimented each other.
  8. The strategies in Axelrod's computer were definitely/definitively unconscious.
  9. They are more than 300 of the world's most eminent/imminent climate scientists - in government service as well as in universities.
  10. Bodlund and her colleagues find that, despite anticipated economic/economical growth of 54 per by the year 2010, total Swedish electricity-demand could decline by 25 per cent.
  11. Only one contestant appeared and at the end of the prescribed/proscribed waiting period, he asked for the non-appearance of his adversary to be legally recorded.
  12. In the Vedic period the abstract idea of time was regarded as the fundamental principal/principle of the universe.
  13. Even though the task of pedalling on a stationary/stationery bicycle was equally demanding at all times, it was felt by the volunteers to be most difficult to achieve in the middle of the night.
  14. Bacon wished to chart a root/route by which to go where no one had gone before.
  15. An Act passed/past in that year gave power to the court to make an adoption order.
  16. At first sight/site the failure of conditioned suppression to show context specificity looks like evidence against the notion.
  17. One can waive/wave one's rights by consenting, but not by promising.

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