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This exercise practises the word nerve in phrases and derivations. Choose the right word or phrase and put it in the space in each sentence. Remember to make any changes to fit the sentence if necessary.

on one's nerves, no nerves, nerveless, the nerve, unnerved, enervate, nervous, a nerve

1. You've got (1) ! How can you blame me for losing your keys? You always mislay them.

2. Everybody is very (2) about the new play. None of us has ever performed in such a big theatre before.

3. When Ricardo went up to take a penalty in the World Cup final, he showed absolutely (3) . He confidently hit it into the net.

4. I did a parachute jump once, but I was quite (4) by the experience. In fact, I don't think I'll try it again.

5. Jane really gets (5) . She never stops talking about herself and all the money she has. I wish sheÂ’d just shut up.

6. The last time Terry borrowed my car it was filthy and the petrol tank was empty. I can't believe that he had (6) to ask me again.

7. Nobody should have to wait for so long to speak to someone on the phone. It's enough to (7) a saint.

8. The policeman was absolutely (8) . He just calmly walked up to the gunman and disarmed him.