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In this exercise you have to decide if the sentences are right or wrong. The sentences are in pairs and each contains an adjective formed from the same root as the adjective in the other sentence, but with a different meaning. Look at the sentence pairs and decide if they are right or wrong. If they are wrong, then the adjectives have to be exchanged.

1. These days airline pilots train on virtual systems created by computers before they get the chance to fly a real plane.
2. He lived a very virtuous life. He never lied or cheated, or abused people and always tried to do the best for them.
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3. Peter Reynolds is the best 1500 metre runner in the world this year. He has won nine successive races, so today he is attempting his tenth in a row.
4. After thirty mostly successful years as football manager, Matt Shanks has decided to retire.
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wrong

5. The prime minister made a very judicial decision to dismiss the minister as soon as the financial scandal came out, and thereby avoided a crisis in the government.
6. There are problems with the judicious system in this country, but on the whole it works well.
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7. My father's very authoritative. He reads widely and can comment on most issues and topics in the world today.
8. My father's very authoritarian. I have to do my homework every day before I can play, I can't talk during dinner and I have to go to bed at 9.00.
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wrong

9. I'm sorry. I can't have a meeting next Monday afternoon. Can you give me an alternate time?
10. I work five days a week, but also on alternative Saturdays, so I'm free this weekend but not next weekend.
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wrong

11. The new Bubble space telescope started operating today. Scientists say that it is so sensible that it can pick up light from the furthest parts of space.
12. Because the weather is so bad I don't think that it's sensitive to go walking in the mountains today.
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13. Even if people may hold views which differ from yours, you should always try to be respectable of their views just as you want them to respect yours.
14. Many people came to the mayor's funeral because he had been such a respectful man in the community. Nobody ever said anything bad about him.
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15. The president was a highly respected politician, so when the news came out about his involvement in a major financial scandal, everyone was shocked.
16. After you have checked the file please make sure that you put them back in their respective drawers.
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