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Complete Advanced Sentences

Subjects : english, grammar
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Psychoanalysts must maintain their professional _____ and stay uninvolved with their patients' personal lives.






2. The Head Start program attempts to _____ prekindergarten children so that they will do well when they enter elementary school.






3. You had better _____ your accounting errors before the auditors arrive.






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






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






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






7. When you send a message on Twitter - be _____; a tweet cannot be more than 140 characters long.






8. Instead of delivering a spoken _____ at Genny's memorial service - Jeff sang a song he had written in her honor.






9. Shrewdly purchasing valuable plots of land for small sums - John Jacob Astor gained a reputation as an _____ investor.






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






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






12. The beauty of Tiffany's stained glass appealed to Esther's _____ sense.






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






14. Rumors of police corruption led the mayor to _____ an investigation into the department's activities.






15. The attorney came up with several far-fetched arguments in a vain attempt to _____ his weak case.






16. These endorsements written by satisfied customers _____ our claim that Barron's SAT is the best SAT-prep book on the market.






17. Although Eric knew the boss had no sense of humor - he couldn't resist making one _____ remark.






18. The bottle of wine I brought to Sharon's party was certainly _____: how was I to know that Sharon owned a winery?






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






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






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






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






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






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






25. In a fiery speech - Mario _____ his fellow students to go out on strike to protest the university's anti-affirmative action stand.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






33. Icebreakers were needed to _____ the trapped whales from the icy floes that closed them in.






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






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






36. 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.






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






38. The coming trip to France should provide a _____ test of the value of my conversational French class.






39. Because a _____ examination of the ruins indicates the possibility of arson - we believe the insurance agency should undertake a more thorough investigation of the fire's cause.






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






41. 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.






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






43. I am a _____ about the proposed new health plan; I want some proof that it will work.






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






45. A firm believer in democratic government - she could not understand the _____ of people who never bothered to vote.






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






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






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






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






50. We could tell we were in serious trouble from the _____ of the principal's expression.