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Complete Advanced Sentences

Subjects : english, grammar
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1. Thoroughly baffled by Holmes's _____ remarks - Watson wondered whether Holmes was intentionally concealing his thoughts about the crime.

2. Their _____ in rank made no difference at all to the prince and Cinderella.

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

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

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

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

7. The inquisitors used both physical and psychological _____ to force Joan of Arc to deny that her visions were sent by God.

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

9. Matilda thought it was somewhat _____ of the young man to have addressed her without first having been introduced. Perhaps manners were freer here in the New World.

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

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

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

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

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

15. When I saw how Fred and his fraternity brothers had trashed the frat house - I decided to _____ my offer to let them use our summer cottage over spring break.

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

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

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

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

20. The legendary athlete Jim Thorpe - who _____ all his competitors at the 1912 Olympic Games - made a name for himself in baseball - football - and track.

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

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

23. Dirt poor and out of work - she did not give up but continued to fight against _____.

24. Youth's beauty is _____; it quickly fades with age.

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

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

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

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

29. Josh is such a greedy _____ that - as soon as the earthquake struck - he tripled the price of bottled water at his store.

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

31. Though Aunt Bea at times had to _____ Opie for inattention in church - she believed he was at heart a God-fearing lad.

32. 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.

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

34. 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.

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

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

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

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

39. Uninterested in philosophical or spiritual discussions - Max talked only of _____ matters - such as the daily weather forecast or the latest basketball results.

40. What _____ did you use when you selected this essay as the prizewinner?

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

42. Though Huck was quite willing to _____ Tom's story - Aunt Polly knew better than to believe either of them.

43. At evening block inspection - the recruits' bunk room - washroom - and gear come under the inspecting officer's close _____.

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

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

46. The museum curator placed the Eskimo-carved wooden totem pole in _____ with two contemporary stone masks from Africa - creating a stunning effect.

47. 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.

48. 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.

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

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