WORD FORMATION: 'abandon'

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. We found a cat that had been _______________ by its owners when they moved away.
2. The police finally had to _______________ their search after looking for the lost child for over a year.
3. John has had to _______________ his plans to become a doctor because he gets sick at the sight of blood.
4. A local policeman found the body of an elderly man in an old _______________ car on a small track in the countryside.
5. News of the _______________ of a mother dog and her six puppies in a park resulted in a number of calls to the newspaper from people hoping to adopt the animals.
6. I will never _______________ my dream of becoming a writer.
7. There is a Latin proverb which states that fortune favours the bold, but _______________ the timid.
8. Harriet Van Horne once said that cooking is like love; it should be entered into with _______________ or not at all.
9. A mother panda often gives birth to two cubs, but _______________ one, and only takes care of the other.
10. The young woman was arrested for _______________ her baby after the infant was found alone at a bus station.
Exercise generated with *Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher* (Michael A. Riccioli - 2010)
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