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Complete Advanced Sentences

Subjects : english, grammar
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1. In providing college scholarships for economically disadvantaged youths - Eugene Lang performed a truly _____ deed.

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

3. When both Harvard and Stanford accepted Laura - she was in a _____ as to which school she should attend.

4. Although the movie star was no genius - she was sufficiently _____ to tell her true friends from the countless phonies who flattered her.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. Thirty years after the war - she could not let go of the past but was still consumed with _____ against the foe.

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

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

15. The BP oil spill has caused _____ damage to the entire Gulf Coast.

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

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

18. 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.

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

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

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

22. The fact that the band was already booked to play in Hollywood on New year's Eve _____ their accepting the gig in London.

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

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

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

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

27. His coarse - hard-bitten exterior _____ his inner sensitivity.

28. 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 _____.

29. Flat prose and flat ginger are equally _____; both lack sparkle.

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

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

32. Through the comments of the characters in his cartoon strip - Doonesbury - Gary Trudeau ridicules political corruption; his humor is _____ in nature.

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

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

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

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

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

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

39. The special prosecutor determined that the attorney general - though inept - had not intentionally set out to _____ the progress of the investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

45. 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.

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

47. When you place a phone call from an airplane - _____ is essential; you are charged for every minute.

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

49. Because Carmen believed in Juan's fidelity - she _____ the notion that he might be having an affair.

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