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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.