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Complete Advanced Sentences

Subjects : english, grammar
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. In the film Funny Face - the bookish heroine _____ fashion models for their lack of intellectual interests.






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






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






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






5. An occasional glass of wine with dinner is relatively _____ and should have no ill effect on you.






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






7. Disappointed in love - Miss Emily became a _____; she shut herself away in her empty mansion and refused to see another living soul.






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






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






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






11. Bobby was such a _____ eater that he would eat a sandwich only if his mother first cut off every scrap of crust.






12. Despite airing her clothes for several hours - she could not rid them of the _____ odor of mothballs that clung to them.






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






14. A born storyteller - my father loved to _____ anecdotes about his early years in New York.






15. 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.






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






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






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






20. Some of the newer - less formal passages on the SAT have a _____ tone that is intended to make them more appealing to students.






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






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






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






24. Please try not to include so many _____ details in your report; the bare facts are all I need.






25. 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.






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






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






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






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






30. 'Judicial activism' is the alleged tendency of some judges to _____ the power of elected legislatures by making the law rather than merely interpreting it.






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






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






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






34. When Johnny came down with a bad case of poison oak - the doctor recommended calamine lotion to _____ the itching.






35. Acetone is an extremely _____ liquid: it vaporizes instantly.






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






37. Psychoanalysts must maintain their professional _____ and stay uninvolved with their patients' personal lives.






38. Although her _____ smile and gentle bearing made Miss Marple seem to be a sweet little old lady - in reality she was a tough-minded - shrewd observer of human nature.






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






40. Tourists are urged not to _____ the sanctity of holy places by wearing immodest garb.






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






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






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






44. The wealthy - self-indulgent young man felt oddly drawn to the strict - _____ lifestyle practiced by members of some monastic orders.






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






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






47. Torn between loving her parents one minute and hating them the next - she was confused by the _____ of her feelings.






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






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






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