Word Formation in Context:
Boom - Boost - Border - Borrow

Exercise generated with *Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher* (Michael A. Riccioli - 2012)
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Match each pair, and then click the Check button.

1. The country had to [__________] over 3.5 billion pounds from foreign banks this past year.

2. Pablo Casals once said, "The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the [__________]?"

3. Our company started out quite slowly, but business is certainly [__________] these days.

4. "Neither a [__________], nor a lender be," wrote Shakespeare.

5. In some parts of Europe, if you cross a [__________] between two countries on a Sunday, there is no one there to check your passport.

6. House prices are very high right now, and construction is [__________] in town.

7. Brazil shares a common [__________] with all South American countries, except Ecuador and Chile.

8. The economy of southern China is really [__________] these days.

9. The little restaurant got a real [__________] when it received an excellent review in the local newspaper.

10. A good fertilizer can significantly [__________] crop yields.

11. It costs too much in interest to [__________] from banks. We will lend you money at half the rate.

12. Business in the computer industry is really [__________] these days.

13. The discovery of uranium in Niger has significantly [__________] the African nation's export revenues.

14. Business leaders are calling on the government to cut taxes in order to [__________] the economy.

15. What can we do to [__________] production in the factory? We really need to get things going.

16. The countries [__________] Israel have been in conflict with that country for most of its modern history.

17. If you need to [__________] any money, just let me know.

18. I don't want to [__________] money from the bank to buy a car; I'd rather pay for it in cash, all at once.

19. There is an Armenian proverb which states that the voice of the people is louder than the [__________] of a cannon.

20. Two men were arrested by customs officers at the [__________] today for trying to bring in a large amount of cocaine.