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Complete Advanced Sentences

Subjects : english, grammar
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Though his fellow students considered him a gifted scholar - Paul knew he would have to spend many years in serious study before he could consider himself truly _____.






2. At the protest rally - the students cheered the strikers and booed the dean with equal _____.






3. When the boys first met their new stepmother - they felt some _____ - but eventually they lost that initial awkwardness and talked with her comfortably.






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






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






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






7. Towering over the nearby houses - the MacMansion looked wholly _____ in the historic neighborhood of small Craftsman bungalows.






8. The inquisitors used both physical and psychological _____ to force Joan of Arc to deny that her visions were sent by God.






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






10. The BP oil spill has caused _____ damage to the entire Gulf Coast.






11. To John - who had never missed a meal - hunger was an _____ concept - one he understood only in theory.






12. To be low man on the totem pole is to have a decidedly inferior place in the _____.






13. Whenever Sue was angry - she tried to avoid raising her voice because she had no wish to sound _____.






14. 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.






15. Con artists take advantage of the _____ of inexperienced Internet users to gain access to their credit card information.






16. 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.






17. Although some girls were attracted by Mark's air of _____ - Judy was put off by it - for she felt his aloofness indicated a lack of openness.






18. Although you can still hear _____ outbursts of laughter and signing outside - the Halloween parade has passed; the party is over till next year.






19. Because the student body at their daughter's prep school was so _____ - they decided to send her to a school that offered greater cultural diversity.






20. The young wrestler struggled to defeat his formidable _____.






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






22. Paradoxically - _____ reasoning does not always produce incorrect results; even though your logic may be flawed - the conclusion you reach may still be correct.






23. 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.






24. After the quarrel - Gina said nothing could _____ her to talk to Pedro again.






25. Though Aunt Bea at times had to _____ Opie for inattention in church - she believed he was at heart a God-fearing lad.






26. A pragmatic politician - he was guided more by what was _____ than by what was right.






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






28. Despite Tom's _____ of innocence - Aunt Polly suspected he had eaten the pie.






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






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






31. The president _____ the astronauts - whom he called 'the pioneers of the Space Age.'






32. Violently disagreeing with the referees' ruling - Coach Ben became so _____ that they threw him out of the game.






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






34. Although the University of California at Berkeley is just one part of the state university system - in many ways - Cal Berkeley is _____ - for it runs several programs that are not subject to state control.






35. Even the best-mannered students have trouble behaving with _____ on the last day of school.






36. Although Nancy enjoyed Bill's _____ - lighthearted companionship - she sometimes wondered whether he could ever be serious.






37. Galileo's assertion that the earth moved around the sun directly contradicted the religious teachings of his day; as a result - he was tried for _____.






38. Because Carmen believed in Juan's fidelity - she _____ the notion that he might be having an affair.






39. There's no point to what you're saying. Why are you bothering to make such _____ remarks?






40. Because she was a firm believer in old-fashioned courtesy - Miss Post _____ the modern tendency to address new acquaintances by their first names.






41. She kept all the receipts form her business trip in order to _____ her expenses for the Internal Revenue Service.






42. The mayor was unwilling to _____ the plan until she was sure it had the governor's backing.






43. The conceited rap star relished the _____ he received from his groupies and yes-men.






44. Because Webster's dictionary had grown so large and unwieldy - the publishers decided to _____ it and bring out a condensed version.






45. After a decade of popularity - Hurston's works had fallen into _____; no one bothered to read her novels and short stories any more.






46. In the film Funny Face - the bookish heroine _____ fashion models for their lack of intellectual interests.






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






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






49. Because Sal once had fallen asleep while reading War and Peace - he thought that all Russian novels were _____.






50. Although defeat appeared inevitable - the general was _____ in his refusal to surrender.