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Complete Advanced Sentences

Subjects : english, grammar
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Acetone is an extremely _____ liquid: it vaporizes instantly.






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






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






4. After Ralph dropped his second try of drinks that week - the manager swiftly _____ him to a minor post behind the bar.






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






6. The reviewers heaped _____ on the novice playwright - ridiculing his pretentious dialogue - flat characters - and simple-minded plot.






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






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






9. Even though she knew she would be burned at the stake as a witch - Joan of Arc refused to _____ her belief that her voices came from God.






10. No wonder Ted doesn't think straight! His mind is so cluttered with _____ information that he can't concentrate on the essentials.






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






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






13. Rather than live in the crowded city center - we chose to buy a house in one of the _____ suburbs ringing the metropolis.






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






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






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






17. 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 _____.






18. The defense called several respectable witnesses who were able to _____ the lying testimony of the prosecution's sole witness.






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






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






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






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






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






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






25. After separating from Tony - Tina announced that she would _____ all debts incurred by her soon-to-be-ex-husband.






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






27. The senator was _____ for behavior inappropriate to a member of Congress.






28. Using only a few descriptive phrases - Austen manages to _____ the character of Mr. Collins so deftly that we can predict his every move.






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






30. Though Glenn was devout - he was no _____; he never tried to force his beliefs on friends.






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






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






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






34. The governor's appointment of his brother-in-law to the State Supreme Court was a _____ violation of the state laws against nepotism.






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






36. The winter storm was ______; it changed course constantly.






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






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






39. Every time Ermengarde made a mistake in class - she was terrified that she would receive a harsh _____ from Miss Minchin.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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