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Style_Verb_replacement_exercise_Key - ESL501 Katherine Wu...

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ESL501 Katherine Wu 01/28/2010 Verb Replacement Reduce the informality of the sentence by choosing a single verb to replace the one in italics. Note that you may need to add tense to the verb from the list. Write down any other single verbs that you think could also work in the sentences. 1. The six leading causes of death in the U.S. are mainly brought on by overeating, a lack of exercise, and cigarette smoking. ___caused______ 2. Scientists are looking into innovative ways to combat AIDS. ______investigating_______ 3. The purpose of this paper is to try to figure out what is lacking in our current understanding of corrosion. _______determine______ 4. Researchers have recently come up with hybrid vehicles that use a fuel-cell engine and battery-assisted power train. ______developed_______ 5. Rice and aquatic products make up a major part of the diet of the people in Vietnam. ______constitute_________ 6. The use of touch-screen voting systems could get rid of many problems associated with traditional paper-based ballots. ________eliminate___________
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course ESL 501 taught by Professor Spear,a during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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