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This exercise practises words which have the basic meaning of see. Put one of the verbs in the list into the gap in each of the sentences. Make sure you use the correct form.

discern, glimpse, make out, notice, observe, realise, regard, understand, view, witness 

1. When she walked into the room I  ________________ that she was very tired and worn out.

2. I was walking across a field when just for a moment I _______________ a strange animal by the gate. It was gone in a moment.

3. I ________________ this type of behaviour as very damaging to the reputation of the school. 

4. It was a very foggy night and I couldn't ________________ what was happening.

5. The exhibition will be open to the public to ________________ from next Monday. 

6. I tried very hard but I could not ________________ any difference between the twins.

7. I ________________ the robbery so the police want me to give evidence. 

8. As part of my course I had to ________________ other teachers in class and write reports.

9. I can ________________ what you are trying to say, but I don't agree with you.

10. I suddenly  ________________ what he was trying to tell me.

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