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Complete Advanced Sentences

Subjects : english, grammar
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Thirty years after the war - she could not let go of the past but was still consumed with _____ against the foe.






2. It is _____ that his success came when he least wanted it.






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






4. On certain issues of principle - the senator refused to take a _____ stand - but let her conscience be her guide.






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






6. The costume designer _____ the leading lady's ball gown with yards and yards of ribbon and lace.






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






8. Politicians of both the extreme right and left annoy me because they do not sound like people but parrots mindlessly repeating _____ clich






9. Nobody minded when Professor Renoir's lectures wandered away from their official them; his _____ were always more fascinating than the topic of the day.






10. Her wealthy suitors wooed her with _____ gifts.






11. Katya's _____ love of justice moved her to champion the cause of anyone she considered unfairly treated by society.






12. There is a fine line between speech that is _____ and to the point and speech so abrupt that it verges on rudeness.






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






14. Someone mute cannot talk; someone _____ can hardly stop talking.






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






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






17. Rejecting the candidate's _____ comments on tax reform - the reporter pressed him to state clearly where he stood on the issue.






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






19. In Tibet today - the common people still _____ their traditional spiritual leader - the Dalai Lama.






20. Although Georgia O'Keeffe painted subjects over the years - she had a definite _____ for painting flowers.






21. Government agents have been known to use wiretapping and other _____ methods to spy on suspected terrorists.






22. The Beatles expressed themselves through capricious - flip humor and _____ displays of carefree abandon.






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






24. Stories in The New York Times often include _____ allusions to obscure people and events.






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






26. Historically - traders and missionaries often proved themselves to be _____ explorers - bravely venturing into new territories despite the dangers involved.






27. Although Georgia O'Keeffe painted many subjects over the years - she had a definite _____ for painting flowers.






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






29. A doting mother - Emma was more likely to praise her son's childish finger paintings than to _____ them.






30. 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 _____.






31. With its worn-out dialogue and predictable plot - the sitcom struck me as unbearably _____.






32. Typically - partygoers are _____; hermits are not.






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






34. Though Huck was quite willing to _____ Tom's story - Aunt Polly knew better than to believe either of them.






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






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






37. 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.






38. 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.






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






40. Because Ann felt no desire to marry - she was _____ to Carl's constant proposals.






41. Judy's great fear was that she might _____ omit a question on the exam and mismark her entire answer sheet.






42. The airline customer service agent tried to _____ the angry passenger by offering her a seat in first class.






43. The museum curator placed the Eskimo-carved wooden totem pole in _____ with two contemporary stone masks from Africa - creating a stunning effect.






44. The architect realized that her design for the new school had to be in _____ with the local building code.






45. As far as I'm concerned - Apple's claims about its new computer are pure _____; no machine is that good!






46. Stop giggling and wriggling around in the pew; such _____ is improper in church.






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






48. Mother was a _____ housekeeper - unwilling to allow a single speck of dirt to mar her perfect home.






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






50. Don't just hint around that you're dissatisfied; be _____ about what's bothering you.