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Noun and Verb Pronunciation Variations 1 Bookmark and Share

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This exercise practises nouns/adjectives and verbs which are spelt the same but are pronounced differently. In the words ending with -ate the last syllable of the nouns/adjectives is pronounced /∂t/, while the verb is pronounced /eit/. Join the correct halves of the sentences below. Indicate whether the word is a noun/adjective or a  verb.  

associate, delegate, estimate, excuse, separate, use

1. The concert organisers estimate a. at 2.00, so I won't be back in the office until 4.00.
2. I used to use b. trying to talk to him. He won't listen.
3. The exam consists of two separate c. from her husband because of his affairs.
4. Managers should try to delegate d. to the computer conference next month.
5. I've got a meeting with a business associate e. that over 20,000 people attended it. 
6. I've got three estimates f. my car a lot, but now I always go by train.
7. People usually associate g. for that kind of disgraceful behaviour..
8. Jane decided to separate h. work to people under them who can do it.
9. It's no use i. sections, one reading and the other writing.
10. The company is sending a delegate j. for repairs to my car at around £300.
11. Please excuse k. strawberries and cream with the summer.
12. There's absolutely no excuse l. my French. I haven't practised for a long time.

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