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.
The days of elderly women cooking huge meals on holidays and knitting themselves slowly into senior life are gone.
Enter the Red Hat Society -- a group dedicated to the new concept (17)________old ladies should have fun.
“My grandmothers did (18)_____ but keep house and serve everybody. They were