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Complete Advanced Sentences

Subjects : english, grammar
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. Psychoanalysts must maintain their professional _____ and stay uninvolved with their patients' personal lives.






2. Although defeat appeared inevitable - the general was _____ in his refusal to surrender.






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






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






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






6. 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.






7. Because she was a firm believer in old-fashioned courtesy - Miss Post _____ the modern tendency to address new acquaintances by their first names.






8. No matter how hard Darnell tried to lure the trout into taking the bait - the fish was too _____ to catch.






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






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






11. Politicians of both the extreme right and left annoy me because they do not sound like people but parrots mindlessly repeating _____ clich






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






13. The glitter and _____ of the ballroom took Cinderella's breath away.






14. A born storyteller - my father loved to _____ anecdotes about his early years in New York.






15. Her wealthy suitors wooed her with _____ gifts.






16. A radical committed to social change - Reed had no patience with the conservative views _____ in the America of his day.






17. When Amanda said to the ticket scalper - 'One hundred bucks? What do you want - a pound of flesh?' she was making an _____ to Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.






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






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






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






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






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






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






24. The conceited rap star relished the _____ he received from his groupies and yes-men.






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






26. The reviewers heaped _____ on the novice playwright - ridiculing his pretentious dialogue - flat characters - and simple-minded plot.






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






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






29. I am a _____ about the proposed new health plan; I want some proof that it will work.






30. According to Sherlock Homes - the very point that appears to complicate a case - when duly considered and scientifically handled - is the one most likely to _____ it.






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






32. All things change over time; nothing is _____.






33. Although you can still hear _____ outbursts of laughter and signing outside - the Halloween parade has passed; the party is over till next year.






34. 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.






35. Judy's great fear was that she might _____ omit a question on the exam and mismark her entire answer sheet.






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






37. The Head Start program attempts to _____ prekindergarten children so that they will do well when they enter elementary school.






38. The headmaster's _____ demeanor tended to care off the more timid students - who never visited his study willingly.






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






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






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






42. Thoroughly baffled by Holmes's _____ remarks - Watson wondered whether Holmes was intentionally concealing his thoughts about the crime.






43. 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 _____.






44. Times of economic hardship inevitably encourage the _____ of countless get-rich-quick schemes.






45. The uncrowned queen of the fashion industry - Diana was famous for her _____ taste.






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






47. The classic cowboy hero is a _____ figure - someone generally described as the strong - silent type.






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






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






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