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In this worksheet, we examine the root quir/quis/ques, which means need or ask forin Latin. Put each of the following words into the correct sentences in the correct form. Question is used twice, once as a noun and once as a verb. Then check your answers.

conquest, quest, question (2), questionable, request, require, requisite, requisition, sequester

1. I think that we should buy this house. It has four bedrooms, a big garden and a garage, and it's close to the town centre. It's got everything we (1) .

2. I'm fed up with working here. I'd much prefer to work in the New York office, so I'm going to put in a (2) for a transfer.

3. Christopher Columbus set sail on a (3) to find a short route to China, but instead arrived in the Americas.

4. There's no (4) that William Shakespeare brought about some of the most profound changes in the use of modern English.

5. After the army arrived in the earthquake area, they (5) the last few intact buildings to use as bases of operations.

6. After their (6) of England, the Normans introduced French into the country and started the greatest ever changes in the history of the English language.

7. When Birdwing Airlines refused to pay the fine imposed on it for breaching flying regulations, the judge (7) all its funds and bank accounts, and it was forced to stop trading.

8. When the referee gave a penalty for no reason, he was surrounded by the defending team, who protested angrily. The television replay showed that it was a (8) decision.

9. Before you go walking in the hills you should have all the (9) clothing, like good boots, waterproof trousers, a waterproof jacket and a thick jumper.

10. The police saw a man acting suspiciously outside the bank, so they arrested him and (10) him for six hours before letting him go.