Duels (Prepositions)


Grammar — Intermediate Level
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Complete each sentence choosing the correct option

  1. A duel is an arranged engagement in combat   two people, with matched weapons, in accordance with agreed-upon rules.

  2. During the 17th and 18th centuries , duels were mostly fought with swords but beginning   the late 18th century in England, duels were more commonly fought using pistols.

  3. In Western society, the formal concept of a duel developed out   the medieval judicial duel and older pre-Christian practices.

  4.   1808, two Frenchmen are said to have fought in balloons over Paris, each attempting to shoot and puncture the other's balloon.

  5.   occasion, duels with pistols or swords were fought between women.

  6. During the early Renaissance, dueling established the status   a respectable gentleman and was an accepted manner to resolve disputes.

  7. With the end   the duel, the dress sword also lost its position as an indispensable part of a gentleman's wardrobe.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What makes a duel respectable? dangerous?

  2. Have you witnessed a real duel? If yes, how did you feel about it?

  3. How do you resolve a dispute with someone?


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