Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Vocabulary Builder: proceed

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proceed (verb)

  • Meaning: move forward; continue doing something

    • with "from," can mean come from: "Good health proceeds from proper diet and exercise."

  • Verb Forms: proceed, proceeds, proceeded, proceeding

  • Noun Forms:

    • procedure: the way to proceed; method (plural: procedures)

    • proceeding: a course of action (plural: proceedings; this form can also be used to describe a meeting and such: "Let's begin the proceedings." Also describes a record of such actions.)

    • proceeds: the result(s) of something, especially financial: "Save the proceeds from the sale."

  • Adjective:

    • procedural: of or relating to a procedure or procedures. Sometimes used as a noun: "police procedurals" are stories (books, movies, TV) about the processes of police work.


Place the correct form of "proceed" in each sentence. Answers below.

  1. procedural
  2. procedurals
  3. procedure
  4. procedures
  5. proceed
  6. proceeded
  7. proceeding
  8. proceedings
  9. proceeds (noun)
  10. proceeds (verb)

  1. The suspect was ________ down the street when he was arrested by the officer.
  2. After she files her paperwork, the candidate ________ to the debates.
  3. What is the correct ________ for contacting the police in your area?
  4. He submitted the ________ of the meeting to the Chairperson.
  5. My mom likes to watch CSI and other ________ on television.
  6. After you check in at the front desk, you may ________ to your room.
  7. The clerk made a ________ error and my request was not processed.
  8. All ________ from our fundraiser will be donated to Children's Hospital.
  9. We must follow the proper ________ to avoid accidents in the workplace.
  10. When he saw his picture in the newspaper, the mugger ________ to the nearest police station and turned himself in.

1 comment:

  1. Answers to the Practice: 1. G; 2. E; 3. C; 4. I; 5. F; 6. J; 7. A; 8. D; 9. H; 10. B