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Waist vs. Waste (Grade 4)

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Waist vs. Waste

Instructions: Waist and waste are two words that sound the same, but they have different meanings.

Waist is a part in the middle of the body. I wore a belt around my waste.

Waste means material that is not wanted or to use carelessly. The waste management company collects our trash.

Fill in the blanks in the questions below to practice using these words correctly.

1. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

My                 is 30 inches around.
  1. waist
  2. waste
 
2. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

Don't take more than you can eat. You don't want to                 food.
  1. waist
  2. waste
3. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

We put our food                 into the compost pile.
  1. waist
  2. waste
 
4. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The shirt was so baggy that it hid her                .
  1. waist
  2. waste
5. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The whole trip felt like a                 of time.
  1. waist
  2. waste
 
6. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

I prefer to wear pants with an elastic                .
  1. waist
  2. waste
7. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

Turn off the lights when you leave so you don't                 electricity.
  1. waist
  2. waste
 
8. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

Don't                 your money on that. It'll break before you get home.
  1. waist
  2. waste
9. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The model wore an optical illusion dress. It made her look like she had no                .
  1. waist
  2. waste
 
10. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The water treatment plant cleans                 water so it can be used again.
  1. waist
  2. waste

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