Printable Handout: Sheer & Pure

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Instructions: Which sounds more natural?

Q1 - It was ____ hell getting to work this morning.
pure
sheer
Either
Q2 - Make sure you only drink ____ water.
pure
sheer
Either
Q3 - The theory is ____ science.
pure
sheer
Either
Q4 - The speakers produce a ____ sound.
pure
sheer
Either
Q5 - The ____ volume was deafening.
pure
sheer
Either
Q6 - The ____ fact that he tried to help doesn't excuse him.
pure
sheer
Either
Q7 - The ____ speed of the car is frightening.
pure
sheer
Either
Q8 - She got out of the situation through ____ bravado.
pure
sheer
Either
Q9 - The ____ size of the building is staggering.
pure
sheer
Either
Q10 - They tried to deduce the answer by ____ reason.
pure
sheer
Either

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