Final -s Word Endings: Practice Exercise 1 [Logo]
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Quizzes labeled "Practice Exercise" or "Additional Practice" are taken from the ancillary materials for Sentence Sense: A Writer's Guide, by Evelyn Farbman, and are used by the Guide for Grammar and Writing with the kind permission of the book's author and the publisher, Houghton Mifflin.
  1. Each year, the town committee members to prohibit on the public beach.

  2. The baby soundly even when the next door play noisily.

  3. I've discovered he too much when I his chain saw.

  4. She often people the proper way to attach the hooks, and she to be patient with those who have trouble understanding.

  5. The winters to get longer and colder every year, whereas the summers to get shorter and cooler.

  6. I been expecting my supervisor to say something about the error, but she seem to be aware of it.

  7. After taking so many wrong , we arrived back where we started.

  8. Tourists been visiting the old fort for years, but this year crowds even larger than usual.

  9. When he guitar for his friends, they and admire his talent and ability.

  10. Patricia want to go on the tour; she wonders how many other are going, though.

  11. The street cleaner our street about once a week; the town administrator that such frequent street cleaning is unnecessary.

  12. Three of the in town are going to be repainted; for the jobs have already been bought.

  13. Many people convinced that our planet been visited by creatures from outer space.

  14. Although travel to the stars not possible today, scientists believe that someday the necessary technology will be developed and used.

  15. Chess becoming a more popular game as more people realizing how exciting and challenging it is.

  16. Board games like checkers and chess been around for thousands of years; many find that playing board games them.

  17. Her are so sharp that she most of the tournaments.

  18. As the movers the heavy sofa up the stairs, they that stairway is too narrow.

  19. On long car , Brenda and Carla to see how many different license plates they can count.

  20. Of all the he has ever gotten himself into, this one the worst.

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