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Complete Advanced Sentences

Subjects : english, grammar
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1. In a brief essay - describe a person you admire - someone whose virtues and achievements you would like to _____.






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






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






4. Tina was still angry despite Tony's soft and _____ words.






5. 'Any publicity is good publicity - 'said the starlet. 'If I can't have a good reputation - I'll settle for _____.'






6. Everyone waited to see which one of the rival candidates for city council the mayor would _____.






7. Jealous of Cinderella's beauty - her _____ stepsisters expressed their spite by forcing her to do menial tasks.






8. The defense lawyer confidently listened to the prosecutor sum up his case - sure that she could answer his arguments in her _____.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






16. After medical school - the two doctors took widely _____ paths - one becoming a wealthy plastic surgeon - the other joining the nonprofit Doctors Without Borders.






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






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






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






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






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






22. Compared to Jo - who was perfectly ready to chat with anyone about anything - Beth was _____ about what she considered personal matters.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






30. The infant Mozart's parents quickly realized that their son had an _____ gift for music.






31. 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.






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






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






34. Since both interpretations seemed possible - the judge could not decide which way to interpret a particularly _____ passage in the law.






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






36. To win his audience - the speaker used every _____ trick in the book.






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






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






39. This alleged fiscal crisis is no crisis at all. it is based on _____ claims about financial institutions and on scare stories about impending economic ruin.






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






41. The boss prefaced his speech by telling a pointless _____ about an encounter he'd had with former President Bush.






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






43. Because solar energy has the power to reduce greenhouse gases and increase energy efficiency - conversion to the use of solar energy may help _____ the threat of global warming.






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






45. In providing college scholarships for economically disadvantaged youths - Eugene Lang performed a truly _____ deed.






46. The doctor assured the boy's parents that his fever would eventually _____.






47. 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.






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






49. Othello's false friend lago uses considerable _____ to trick Othello into believing that Desdemona has been unfaithful to him






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