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In this worksheet, we examine the root fer, which means bring, carry or bear in Latin. The prefixes used in these words generally, but not always, have specific meanings and will be practised in the Affixation section. Put each of the following words into the correct sentences in the correct form.

conference, defer, inference, interfere, offer, preference, proffer, reference, suffer, transfer

1. When you fill in your application form for university, you have to choose five and then list them in the order of ____________________.

2. Next week the university is hosting the annual teacher's ____________________ and there will be teachers from all over the world attending the events.

3. All right! I'll give you £1000 for the car, but that's my final ____________________. 

4. The real problem with our marriage is that your family keeps ____________________ in our lives. Why can't they just leave us alone?.

5. There's no need to ____________________ from headaches any more thanks to our wonderful new product, Achegone. Available now in all chemists.

6. Peter Jackson was found guilty of murder, but sentencing was ____________________ for one month for psychiatric assessments to be made.

7. The soldiers were ____________________ to the border because the situation was becoming worse day by day.

8. In his speech about his plans for his next term of office, the president made a number of ____________________ to the weakness of his opponents. 

9. As I walked up to the man at the door he ____________________ his hand as a sign of friendship.

10. The problem I had was that people made ____________________ about things which I never ever mentioned in my talk. They couldn't simply accept that what I said was true.


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