II. Grammar and Vocabulary
Directions: After reading the passage below, fill in the blanks to make the passage coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word: for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank.
One steamy July afternoon in central Arkansas . I was working on my home office . My trusty printer was busy producing an important report (21)_______it simply stopped . After fifteen minutes of trying to repair , I decided to buy a new printer . Upon my return , my heart froze to see my house on fire .