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Reading fill in the blanks

Common word Endings

Noun ance, anca, ence, Noun are things,


ation, ian, ism, ist, articles precede nouns
ment, ness, ship, or, er

verb en, ify, ize/ise Conveys an action


(bring, read, walk, run,
learn etc..)

. An occurrence
(happen, become, or a
state of being (be, exist,
stand)

Adjective able, ible, al, ful, ish, Describe nouns, it can


ive, ious, ed, ing come before or after the
noun, and it can be
multiple.

Adverb ly, ward, wise Add information to


verbs. It describe a verb,
adjective, or other
adverb.

Preposition in, or, at Usually express 3 things

a) Time

b) location

c) movement

Note-
1) If any article (A, AN, THE) in-front of the blank, then the blank should fill up with a Noun
2) To, always follow the Verb.
Strategies while doing Reading Fill in the blanks

1) Word Choices

Possible word choice are

Noun- Noun + Verb

- Noun + Noun

- Noun+ Adjective

Verb- Verb + Noun

Verb + Adverb

Adjective- Adjective + Adverb

- Adjective + Noun

Adverb- Adverb + Adjective

- Adverb + Verb

2) Collocations

These are the words refers to a group of words that often go together or that are likely to
occur together.

Example-
Here are a number of common collocations in English:
to make the bed I need to make the bed every day.

to do homework My son does his homework after dinner.

to take a risk Some people don't take enough risks in life.

to give someone advice The teacher gave us some advice on taking tests.