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Change and continuity: nouns and verbs

Key words in university study: Change and continuity

Aim:

This page aims to help you to use key verbs and nouns correctly when writing.

 

Instructions:

Fill in all the gaps using the words in the table below, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Some gaps can have more than one answer.

Verb

Noun

Verb

Noun

transform

transformation

amend

amendment

contract

contraction

expand

expansion

fluctuate

fluctuation

decline

decline

retain

retention

erode

erosion

modify

modification

accelerate

acceleration

stabilise

stability/ stabilisation

maintain

maintenance

innovate

innovation

adjust

adjustment



1. The rate of change is likely to quickly in the future.
2. Gases when heated.
3. We do not need to introduce a new system as we can just the old one.
4. Governments should maintain political at all costs.
5. Stock prices in Europe wildly over the last few months.
6. The laws last month to prevent any further moves towards democracy.
7. In the last 20 years Shenzhen from a village into a major city.
8. The steady of human rights is of great concern to many people.
9. The expansion and of markets is a common phenomenon in the business world.
10. The government has decided against civil servants¡¦ pay this year.

 

Last updated on: Monday, August 27, 2012