Gap-fill exercise (WORD FORMATION):
Supply the appropriate form of the word "ALLEGE" (ie a different derivation or different tense).

Fill in all the gaps, 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!
   allegations      allege      alleged      allegedly      alleges   
  1. The teacher [] that a number of students had cheated on the test, but the accusation was later shown to be completely untrue.
  2. The company has denied [] that they were dumping polluted water into the river.
  3. The suspect's wife [] that he was with her at home the night of the killing, but a number of witnesses have placed him at the scene of the murder.
  4. She [] stole a car, and then robbed the bank.
  5. John Franklin is being held by police for the [] murder of his business partner.
  6. The young boy who was beaten up was [] caught stealing from his classmates.
  7. The Americans [] that Osama bin Laden was the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre.
  8. The Americans [] that Osama bin Laden was the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre.
  9. In January of 1937, 13 leading Communists were sentenced to death for taking part in a plot, [] led by Leon Trotsky, to overthrow the Soviet government, and kill its leaders.
  10. Ketchup [] got its start in Asia, and was brought back to Europe by British explorers.
Exercise generated with *Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher* (Michael A. Riccioli - 2010)
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