English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 8-3

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. We need to fix our toaster. I got an electric _______________ when I tried to plug it in this morning.
2. There is a huge _______________ of dirty laundry which needs to be washed.
3. A young woman unearthed a number of bone _______________ of some kind of dinosaur while digging in the desert north of here.
4. He didn't get the job, due to a _______________ of experience.
5. When you get to the front door of the apartment building, just _______________ me, and I'll let you in.
6. He totally _______________ his marriage and his family for his career, and now he finds himself a very successful, lonely businessman.
7. The candles are _______________ wax on the carpet.
8. We lost control of the car on the ice, and _______________ into a telephone pole.
9. The smoke from the old man's pipe _______________ up over his head.
10. I really _______________ my parents for all they did to help my sister and I get a good education.
11. The large number of photos which have been sent back from the moon have _______________ scientists to map its surface.
12. She threw her coat on the bed and went into the bathroom to take a _______________.
13. It was hard to chop the wood because it was full of _______________.
14. They _______________ through the hills for about three hours.
15. I _______________ at the bus driver to wait as I was running for the bus but he didn't hear me.