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    Fill in each blank with the correct form of the word in the bracket
     
    I was at the bus interchange waiting for the bus. The queue at the (1) ______ (crowd) but interchange was snaking along the bus stand. Many were (2) ______ (eager), awaiting the (3) ______ (arrive) of the bus in order to enjoy a quick respite from the sweltering heat. A gleaming film of  (4) ______ (perspire) could be seen on each forehead, with an occasional bead trickling from the temple, down the side of the face.

"I've found you ! I've finally found you ! Where have you been ?" a shrill voice of hysteria broke out. Everybody turned around to look. A woman with disheveled long hair was clasping the arm of a (5) ______ (petrify) boy in a tenacious grip. The poor boy seemed (6) ______ (terrify).

"Let me go ! Let go ! I do not know you !" the boy screamed in (7) ______ (desperate) as he tried to pull himself free from the woman who had a crazed look in her eyes.

Some adults rushed forward to intervene but to everyone's dismay, the insane woman grew violent when one of them reached out to pry the (8) ______ (struggle) boy away from her. "Don't you snatch my son away !" she shrieked and (9) ______ (attempt) to scratch the man's face while trying to pull his hair at the same time. One lady brought the (10) ______ (trauma) boy aside at the first opportunity. Several men stepped in to stop the assault as they tried to subdue the frenzied woman.

     
     

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    I was at the bus interchange waiting for the bus. The queue at the crowded but interchange was snaking along the bus stand. Many were eagerly, awaiting the arrival of the bus in order to enjoy a quick respite from the sweltering heat. A gleaming film of  perspiration could be seen on each forehead, with an occasional bead trickling from the temple, down the side of the face.

"I've found you ! I've finally found you ! Where have you been ?" a shrill voice of hysteria broke out. Everybody turned around to look. A woman with disheveled long hair was clasping the arm of a  petrified boy in a tenacious grip. The poor boy seemed terrified.

"Let me go ! Let go ! I do not know you !" the boy screamed in desperation as he tried to pull himself free from the woman who had a crazed look in her eyes.

Some adults rushed forward to intervene but to everyone's dismay, the insane woman grew violent when one of them reached out to pry the struggling boy away from her. "Don't you snatch my son away !" she shrieked and attempted to scratch the man's face while trying to pull his hair at the same time. One lady brought the traumatized boy aside at the first opportunity. Several men stepped in to stop the assault as they tried to subdue the frenzied woman.

     
 
 

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