1. It’s an awful ________ your wife couldn’t come. I was looking forward to meeting her.

2. There is a fault at out TV station. Please do not ________ your set.

3. Don’t touch the cat, he may ________ you.

4. The managers agreed to ________ the question of payment.

5. Owing to the bad weather, the garden party was ________.

6. I am sorry I opened your handbag but I ________ it for mine.

7. The ________ of these volunteers for hard work is amazing.

8. I like England, but I wish it ________ rain quite so much.

9. He was so tired that he ________ asleep in the chair.

10. He has just taken an examination ________ chemistry.

11. They shouldn’t have ________ the accident. It wasn’t my fault.

12. The bank won’t lend you the money without some ________ that you will pay it back.

13. When you come tomorrow why not ________ your brother with you?

14. After he had broken his leg, Henry could only go up and down stairs ________.

15. Who does this book belong ________?

16. All my handbags ________ of leather.

17. He’s the perfect person to take on this difficult job. He’s a really hard- ________ person and won’t stand for any nonsense.

18. a sabbatical year = ________.

19. It always ________ me as odd that he should go off to work so late in the day.

20. I walked away as calmly as I could ________ they thought I was the thief.