Today’s post comes from Back Pocket Grammar: Adjectives.
September 9, 2014
Dear Ms Jackson,
Thank you so much for your entertain___ letter. I'm always impress___ by your full life and wonderful wit. I hope you aren't disappoint___ that it has taken me so long to write you back. Life has been overwhelm___, but it hasn't been excit___.
To give you an example of what I mean, I'd like to tell you a story about something that happened last weekend. As you know I am interest___ in public health so I've starting volunteering at a local community clinic. Overall, I enjoy the work, but last weekend I felt so frustrat___. Occasionally the paid staff will leave a little paperwork for volunteers to file or scan, but last weekend, it looked like they hadn't filed anything. It was astonish___! There were papers everywhere. Still, I felt the need to be thorough, so I stayed until the work was complet___. I finally went home a full three hours later than I intended.
At home, I was exasperat___ and exhaust___. I decided to write an email to the supervisor describing the problem. She wrote me back quickly and said that she was surpris___ to hear that. She apologized and guaranteed me that it wouldn't happen again. She said a disorganiz___ office was embarrass___ so she would implement some new workplace standards on Monday.
So, as you can see, my life has been busy. I'm hopeful that I'll be able to relax soon. Please let me know what you've been up to because I'm always entertain___ by what you have to say.
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