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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 for; variable, variance, variation, variety; experience (2), experiment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. The results from the first (10) on the virus were disappointing. We'll have to do some more.