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This exercise practises nouns which come from verbs, either through stress change (second syllable to first) or pronunciation change (weakening of the final syllable). All the nouns refer to people. Read the sentences and put the correct nouns in the gaps. Make sure you put them in the singular or plural.

associate, bore, contact, convert, convict, delegate, prospect, rebel, recruit, suspect

1. The sergeant made sure that the new (1) had a very thorough introduction to army life.

2. I can't stand listening to Ronald. He's such a (2) . He never has anything interesting to say.

3. At the initiation ceremony the new (3) were welcomed into the church and began their religious instruction.

4. The international education conference was a great success, with 3000 (4) from colleges and universities in over 40 countries.

5. I've never seen so much skill in a player of Marc's age. He's a great (5) for the game and a certain international player if he continues his development.

6. The army surrounded the (6) camp and told them to surrender or face a massive attack.

7. The deal sounds excellent, but before I can accept your proposals I have to talk to my (7) and see what he thinks.

8. When I lived in Los Angeles I met a lot of people in the film industry and made some very useful (8) .

9. Police have arrested two (9) in connection with yesterday's robbery at the Great Eastern Bank.

10. Three of the escaped (10) from Bleakmoor Prison have been recaptured less than ten miles from the prison.