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Noun or Verb 1
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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