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Grammar - information and contents

There are many words in English which can be either nouns or verbs (sometimes adjectives). Use each of these words twice to fill the gaps in each sentence, once as a noun/adjective and once as a verb. Make sure they go in the correct forms to fit in the sentences. Think about what makes them nouns or verbs in the sentences.

age, back, effect, head, major, rate, place, pressure

1. This price rise will have a terrible ________________ on the sales of cars in this country. 

2. The management is trying to ________________ me into withdrawing my complaint, but I'm not going to let them stop me.

3. Inflation is increasing at a very slow ________________ of only 0.5%.

4. The money was  ________________  in a briefcase and left in the office.

5. Don't worry. I'll  ________________  you all the way. You can depend on me.

6. After ten years as a football manager he had ________________ significantly, as his grey hair showed.

7. I'm giving up my job. There's just too much ________________ and I can't cope.

8. I'm at university now, ________________ in History.

9. The college authorities today ________________ an important change in the selection process.

10. Which direction are you ________________ in, London or Birmingham?

11. I've had a bad ________________ for months now. I've even had to stop work because I can't pick up anything heavy. 

12. I'm really delighted. I've just been promoted to the post of ________________ of sales.

13. After the party there were glasses, cans and bottles all over the ________________.

14. I ________________ that film as one of the best I have ever seen.

15. I wouldn't buy that car if I were you. It would be a ________________ mistake.

16. There were so many delays that it took ________________ to get home.

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