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These exercises practise using words which have similar meanings and which are often confused. Decide which of the words should go in the gaps. Remember to put them in the correct form.

expect, hope, wait

1. I can't come out now. I have to stay in and ________________ for the electrician to come and fix the lighting.

2. I _______________ you can come to my wedding. I'd love to see you there.

3. Angela's plane landed fifteen minutes ago, so I'm ________________ her to walk through soon.

variable, variance, variation, variety

4. The ________________ in temperatures between night and day can be as much as 30 degrees in the desert.

5. They're always at ________________ with each other. They never seem to agree. 

6. We have a huge ________________ of films to rent - thrillers, comedy, romance. You name it, we've got it.

7. The weather in England is extremely ________________. It can be sunny one moment and wet the next.

experience (2), experiment

8. I'm sorry, Miss James. Your qualifications are excellent, but we need someone with more  ________________ of this type of work.

9. When I lived in America I had some wonderful ________________ which I will always remember.

10. The results from the first ________________ were disappointing. We'll have to do some more.

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