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The affixes on these words change the meanings of the words, sometimes radically, but usually partly. Put the appropriate form in each sentence.

alternate, alternative, destination, destiny, object, objective, objection, serial, series, variable, variance, variation

1. The (1) of the bus is always shown on the front so that you know where it's going.

2. We have only one (2) , and that is to win the World Cup. We have no intention of coming second.

3. The snow has closed the airport, so we've had to make (3) travel arrangements. I'm trying to book train tickets.

4. After a (4) of six defeats, the club decided to change the manager.

5. Jim's plans for his holiday are completely at (5) with his wife's. She wants to visit historical and cultural sites, but he just wants to lie on the beach.

6. I'll organise the party if no one has any (6) to my doing it.

7. In the desert there is a huge (7) between the temperatures in the day and those in the night.

8. As my brother was driving on a dark country road, he saw a strange (8) in the night sky. It had lights along its side and was following him.

9. We hold meetings on (9) Mondays, so there's one today and another in two weeks.

10. Have you ever seen that film "Seven"? It's about a (10) killer who deliberately leaves a number clue for police every time he kills someone.

11. Samuel Hutton devoted all his life to becoming the president of his country because he believed that it was his (11) to lead his people.

12. Unfortunately for our holiday plans, the weather was the one (12) that we could not control.