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Complete Advanced Sentences

Subjects : english, grammar
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A pragmatic politician - he was guided more by what was _____ than by what was right.






2. My Uncle Henry can out-talk any three people I know. he is the most _____ man in Cayuga County.






3. At evening block inspection - the recruits' bunk room - washroom - and gear come under the inspecting officer's close _____.






4. Though Widow Douglas had hopes of reforming Huck - Miss Watson considered him _____ and swore he would come to no good end.






5. Seeking the end of slavery - the abolitionists _____ freedom for the slaves.






6. Drinking alcohol can _____ your ability to drive safely; if you're going to drink - don't drive.






7. The stereotypical cowboy is a _____ soul - answering lengthy questions with a simple 'yep' or 'nope.'






8. After medical school - the two doctors took widely _____ paths - one becoming a wealthy plastic surgeon - the other joining the nonprofit Doctors Without Borders.






9. When Amanda said to the ticket scalper - 'One hundred bucks? What do you want - a pound of flesh?' she was making an _____ to Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.






10. Thoroughly baffled by Holmes's _____ remarks - Watson wondered whether Holmes was intentionally concealing his thoughts about the crime.






11. Flat prose and flat ginger are equally _____; both lack sparkle.






12. Looking for any inconsistency in the testimony that might exonerate his client - the defense lawyer pounced on a _____ between the two witnesses' versions of what had occurred.






13. Nothing could shake his _____ that his children would get the best education that money could buy.






14. Tina was still angry despite Tony's soft and _____ words.






15. Michael's severe bout of the flue _____ him so much that for a week he was too tired to go back to work.






16. A miser hoards money - not because he is _____ - but because he is stingy.






17. Blind people sometimes develop a compensatory ability to sense the _____ of objects around them.






18. Through the comments of the characters in his cartoon strip - Doonesbury - Gary Trudeau ridicules political corruption; his humor is _____ in nature.






19. Warned of _____ weather conditions ahead - the pilot told the passengers to fasten their seat belts.






20. Pointing out that the candidate consistently had voted against strengthening antipollution legislation - the reporter _____ her claim that she was a fervent environmentalist.






21. Although the movie star was no genius - she was sufficiently _____ to tell her true friends from the countless phonies who flattered her.






22. By their use of the Internet - propagandists have been able to _____ their pet doctrines to new audiences around the globe.






23. What _____ did you use when you selected this essay as the prizewinner?






24. When Elizabeth realized that Darcy considered himself too good to dance with his inferiors - she took great offense at his _____.






25. The rich new student tried to attract friends by making an _____ display of his wealth.






26. Uncertain which suitor she ought to accept - the princess _____ - first favoring one and then the other.






27. To revise a textbook properly - you must do more than make a few _____ changes to the manuscript.






28. Jealous of Cinderella's beauty - her _____ stepsisters expressed their spite by forcing her to do menial tasks.






29. Denying that she advocated total _____ - Katya maintained she wished only to change our government - not to destroy it utterly.






30. The headmaster's _____ demeanor tended to care off the more timid students - who never visited his study willingly.






31. Noticing the _____ glance the customer gave the diamond bracelet on the counter - the clerk wondered whether he had a potential shoplifter in the store.






32. The mayfly is an _____ creature; its adult life lasts little more than a day.






33. _____ to his downtrodden existence - the day laborer was too meek to protest his supervisor's bullying.






34. The glitter and _____ of the ballroom took Cinderella's breath away.






35. According to Sherlock Homes - the very point that appears to complicate a case - when duly considered and scientifically handled - is the one most likely to _____ it.






36. In class - she tried to stay alert and listen to the professor - but the stuffy room made her _____; she felt as if she were about to nod off.






37. Although Alfred _____ in fulfilling his duties at work - he is less conscientious about meeting his obligations at home.






38. Covering the Olympic Games - the sportscasters _____ every American victory and grumbled about every American defeat.






39. When acacias are in bloom - the increase of pollen in the air _____ Richard's hay fever.






40. We made an _____ choice to eat at the first restaurant we saw.






41. Without additional funding - it may not be _____ to build a new stadium for the team on the city's highly developed West Side.






42. The fact that the band was already booked to play in Hollywood on New year's Eve _____ their accepting the gig in London.






43. The uncrowned queen of the fashion industry - Diana was famous for her _____ taste.






44. All things change over time; nothing is _____.






45. Their _____ in rank made no difference at all to the prince and Cinderella.






46. The young princess made the foolish _____ that the regent would not object to her taking the reins of power.






47. Uninterested in philosophical or spiritual discussions - Max talked only of _____ matters - such as the daily weather forecast or the latest basketball results.






48. In providing college scholarships for economically disadvantaged youths - Eugene Lang performed a truly _____ deed.






49. Matilda thought it was somewhat _____ of the young man to have addressed her without first having been introduced. Perhaps manners were freer here in the New World.






50. The reviewers praised the new restaurant's _____ selection of dishes - which ranged from Asian stir fries to French ragouts and stews.