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Complete Advanced Sentences

Subjects : english, grammar
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1. Uncertain which suitor she ought to accept - the princess _____ - first favoring one and then the other.

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

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

4. 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.

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

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

7. My editors must assume I'm a _____ writer; they expect me to revise six books this year.

8. Someone mute cannot talk; someone _____ can hardly stop talking.

9. We could tell we were in serious trouble from the _____ of the principal's expression.

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

11. The airline customer service agent tried to _____ the angry passenger by offering her a seat in first class.

12. 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.

13. 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.

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

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

16. Covering the Olympic Games - the sportscasters _____ every American victory and grumbled about every American defeat.

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

18. Is an old-fashioned hairstyle an apt _____ for being out of step with the times and in need of change?

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

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

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

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

23. Suppose you are accepted by Harvard - Stanford - and Yale. Which one would you attend? Remember - this is only a _____ situation.

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

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

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

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

28. Because the student body at their daughter's prep school was so _____ - they decided to send her to a school that offered greater cultural diversity.

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

30. The young princess made the foolish _____ that the regent would not object to her taking the reins of power.

31. Whenever Sue was angry - she tried to avoid raising her voice because she had no wish to sound _____.

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

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

34. Her wealthy suitors wooed her with _____ gifts.

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

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

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

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

39. The store manager tried to _____ the angry customer by offering to replace the damaged merchandise or return her money.

40. Noticing the _____ glance the customer gave the diamond bracelet on the counter - the clerk wondered whether he had a potential shoplifter in the store.

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

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

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

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

45. Don't bore your audience with excess verbiage; be _____.

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

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

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

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

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