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Choose one of the listed words or phrases to fill each gap.

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A Tom Swifty is a play on words. Tom speaks, and the way he is said to speak is a meaningful pun.
e.g. "I love hot dogs", Tom said frankly.
The "frank" describes how he spoke and relates to the hot dog! [Frankfurter!]

Choose one of the listed words or phrases to fill each gap.

  1. "I'm back! Did you remember my name?" asked Tom _____.

  2. "I'm glad I'm not one of those native labourers," said Tom _____.

  3. "For what we are about to receive, Lord make us truly thankful," said Tom _____.

  4. "I punched him in the stomach three times," said Tom _____.

  5. "I'm still waiting for my promotion," Tom admitted _____.

** WORD LIST **
coolly, flippantly, gracefully, hoarsely, impartially, mysteriously, openly, privately, swiftly, triumphantly

posted Oct 14, 2015 by Anuradha Tabyal

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