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Bate vs. Bait (Grades 11-12)

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Bate vs. Bait

Instructions: Bate and bait are two words that sound alike, but they have very different meanings.

Bate is an archaic word that means to moderate or restrain or to lessen and diminish. I'll be waiting with bated breath.

Bait is a piece of food used to lure a fish or animal. We bought worms to use as bait.

Fill in the blanks in the sentence below to practice using both words correctly.

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