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Wave vs. Waive (Grade 8)

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Wave vs. Waive

Instructions: Wave and waive are two words that sound alike, but they have different meanings.

Wave is a type of hair style, a long arched strip of water, and a movement of the hand. I jumped into a wave in the ocean.

Waive means to refrain from applying or insisting on. They attorney decided to waive his fees.

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

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

I raised my arm to                 goodbye.
  1. wave
  2. waive
 
2. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

When Sarah couldn't pay her fine, the judge agreed to                 it.
  1. wave
  2. waive
3. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The crowd did the                 at the basketball game.
  1. wave
  2. waive
 
4. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The surfer looked on in awe as his dream                 approached.
  1. wave
  2. waive
5. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The criminal decided to                 his right to a hearing.
  1. wave
  2. waive
 
6. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

Because the students did so well on their research projects, the teacher decided to                 the requirement that they also take a final exam.
  1. wave
  2. waive
7. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The football team opted to                 the recently drafted quarterback.
  1. wave
  2. waive
 
8. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

We had to wait for the construction worker to                 our car past the roadwork.
  1. wave
  2. waive
9. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The woman tried to                 at the bus driver to get his attention.
  1. wave
  2. waive
 
10. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The bank would often                 overdraft fees for long-term customers.
  1. wave
  2. waive

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