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Complete each of the following sentences with one noun.

This noun should be one that is often
used (i.e., it collocates) with the verbs, adjectives, and other words in italics. Use these words to fill
in the crossword on page 71.
To help you, the first and last letters of each word have been given to you.
Across (ı)
Word association: Nouns

1. B__________d is often preceded by the words cultural, disadvantaged, educational, ethnic,
middle-class, privileged, religious, social, or working class.
5. An action can have a / an adverse, beneficial, cumulative, damaging, detrimental, dramatic, harmful,
immediate, major, negative, positive, profound, serious, significant, or substantial e__________t on
7. When they speak, a person might have a broad, heavy, pronounced, strong, thick, or unmistakable
8. If you are not sure about the answer to a question, you can take a / an educated, good, informed,
inspired, lucky, rough, or wild g__________s.
11. You can accept, ask for, follow, get, give, ignore, obtain, offer, provide, receive, take, or want
a__________e to / from someone.
12. You can give a problem careful, detailed, due, or serious c__________n.
14. A s__________n can be constructive, helpful, positive, practical, sensible, or tentative. You can
adopt, make, offer, oppose, reject, submit, volunteer, or welcome one of these.
15. You can disobey, disregard, follow, give, ignore, issue, obey, provide, or repeat an i__________n.
17. A s__________n to a problem or dispute can be ideal, optimal, peaceful, possible, practical,
satisfactory, simple, or workable.
19. You can ask, deny, gain, get, give, grant, obtain, receive, refuse, request, or seek p__________n to
do something.
20. You can encounter, experience, face, find, or have d__________y with something.
21. A q__________n can be academic, educational, formal, professional, specialist, or vocational. You
can acquire, gain, get, have, hold, obtain, or possess one of these.
22. O__________y is often preceded by the adjectives ample, excellent, golden, great, ideal, lost, missed,
perfect, rare, or unique. It is also often preceded by the verbs miss, offer, provide, seize, or take.
25. When you are trying to guess or calculate something, you can make a / an accurate, conservative,
realistic, reliable, or rough e__________e.
29. A product or a person can have broad, mass, popular, universal, or wide a__________l.
32. You can collect, destroy, gather, or produce e__________e that something has been done. This can
be admissible, circumstantial, conclusive, incriminating, sufficient, or supporting.
33. M__________e can be alternative, complementary, conventional, herbal, holistic, orthodox, or
34. When you do something, you usually have a / an compelling, good, legitimate, logical, main, major,
obvious, simple, or valid r__________n for doing it.