Read the following passage carefully. Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verb in the bracket.
Mr Eugene Smith’s young wife ___1___ ( survive ) for only a few days after the birth of her son. However, she had the ___2___ ( console ) of ___3___ ( hold ) the infant in her arms for a few moments before the nurse ___4___ ( take ) him away.
That evening, she ___5___ ( slip ) into a coma from which she never ___6___ ( wake ) up. Three days later she ___7___ ( die ).
Mr. Smith who had loved his wife ___8___ ( dear ) was badly affected by her ___9___ ( die ). He blamed his son for the death of his ___10___ ( love ) Elaine.
Answers : 1. survived 2. consolation 3. holding 4. took 5. slipped 6. woke 7. died 8. dearly 9. death 10. beloved