1. Writers usually     an ending chapter for a long time.

2. Although I am racking my    , I just can’t think of the password.

3. Did you     Japan for pleasure or on business?

4. He earned more than 3 million dollars by undertaking a commercially     venture.

5. Although the manager apologized many times for his poor decision, there was nothing he could do to     his mistake.

6. Marison was a scientist of unusual insight and imagination who had startling success     discerning new and fundamental principles well in advance of their general recognition.

7. Playing sports in school     meant to teach teamwork and leadership skills students can use later in life.

8. The letter of recommendation, as well as the application forms,     ready to mail.

9. The restaurant     next to the bank sells excellent pasta so it attracts a number of guests.

10. The airplane was flying at     of 25,000 feet.

11. Mary likes to talk to her neighbor a lot. They often have a good     over the garden fence.

12. The Sunshine Non-Profit Foundation tried to persuade people not to     this store until it agreed to hire capable people with physical disabilities.

13. Remember when you travel, you have to weigh carefully what you will bring with you and what you will    .

14. By the time I got to the end of his article, I felt I knew everything there     about the European Union Free Trade Agreement.

15. The bank will continue to transfer the interest to your current account     instructed otherwise.

16. Paul is a famous chef. He always uses fresh     when he cooks.

17.     exposure to sunlight is one of the most common causes of skin cancer.

18. A good way to keep your feelings of anxiety     is to meditate, relax, and calm yourself down.

19. I have trouble seeing the sign ahead clearly now because lots of dust is     in the sky.

20. Taiwan orchid producers have successfully mastered their art to the point that they now enjoy a     lead in the floricultural industry.

21. The recently launched     will send images to the earth and help scientists predict the weather.

22. Years later, in    , Steve Jobs realizes that he made the right decision—to drop out of college to start a business.

23. Due to the rising costs, starting January 2017, the yearly     to this finance magazine will increase from $100 to $120.

24. A computer program can provide information     ways that force students to participate in learning instead of being merely recipients of knowledge.

25. The rope was getting loose, so she tried to     the rope by pulling on it.

26. The government promised a substantial reduction in the     of greenhouse gases.

27. If John     satisfied with his TOEIC score, he wouldn’t be taking it again.

28. Excess sodium in the diet may lead to high blood pressure or hypertension,    .

29. Jessica,     when I need her, knows me very well.

30. The spellings of many Old English words have been preserved in the living language,     their pronunciations have changed.

31. According to statistics, human error     90% of all car accidents.

32.     lack of success and financial reward, Vincent van Gogh persevered with his painting.

33. Kate would have been the one hospitalized if she     to you and taken the flu vaccine.

34. The doctor advised him to have monthly check-ups     any return of symptoms might be detected immediately.

35. The whole affair is an outrage and the authorities have done nothing to     it.

36. The pilot asked the passengers to     because they were flying through a storm.

37. It is not appropriate to use any     language in front of children.

38. In June,     Snowden was dominating the headlines, this cybersecurity company quickly raised an additional $3.5 million.

39. Although we are spending a lot now, the new system will save us more money    .

40. If the hotel     to withstand an earthquake, it would not have collapsed.

41.    , the new government has done nothing but talk.

42. I enjoy reading Harry Potter series as the story plot is really creative and    .

43. The town’s water-supply has been     by chemicals from the factory.

44. We don’t want to put pressure on you but the future of the company is    ; we will only survive if you put off this deal.

45. To prevent students from parking in the parking area assigned for faculty members, the school administration     a new regulation.

46. My uncle has a big beautiful house, which has twenty rooms crowded with delicate    .

47. While some bacteria are beneficial, others are     in that they cause disease.

48. The ship was carrying a     of crude oil.

49. If all the manufacturers can     during this financial crisis, the economy may get better next quarter.

50. He is not a punctual person. Worst of all, he always gives     excuses for being late.