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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 25 May, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 25 May, 2005, 12:00am

'With more women stepping out to work, the [combined] branded trouser and skirts market has been growing at a whopping 27 per cent in sales terms,' Images Multimedia publishing house said.

Words can often be turned into adjectives by adding 'ed' at the end, like 'branded' trousers, meaning trousers produced by a brand-name company. Past or present participles also ending in 'ed' can be used as adjectives as well, so there are indeed many ways to describe something or someone. Here are some examples: reduced, high-priced, abused, worried, sustained, stained.

Can you complete the following sentences?

The shopkeeper has agreed to sell the product at a ____ price.

Mary said she would not buy any ____ clothes.

The charitable organisation is running a shelter for ____ wives.

No one knows why she looks _______.

Answers: 1.reduced 2.high-priced 3.abused 4.worried