1. The influence of the financial tsunami in 2008 was tremendous. The stock markets tumbled    .

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

3.     inflation means that our wage increases soon become worth nothing.

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

5. I have waited in front of this store for 2 hours     my friends finally show up.

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

7. Typhoon Soudelor     across Taiwan and made great damage this August.

8. If you don’t hurry up with your proposal, by the time you present it to the screening committee, others     better ones.

9. John works very hard     get promotion.

10. Ebola virus continued to spread, with a new case     in Senegal.

11. The end of year sales seminar will be held on     Saturday the 21st or Sunday the 22nd.

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

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

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

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

16. 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.

17. As     by his last album, which was released after his death, Ibrahim Ferrer had one of the most beautiful voices in Latin music.

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

19. In winter, many refugees near the coast have to take     in caves.

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

21. The body is composed of some hundred thousand million cells,     is complete in itself.

22. The banks complained that they     adequate notice regarding this new monetary policy.

23. Not until the first land plants developed    .

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

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

26. People with certain kinds of heart disease must     eating fatty foods.

27. The lectures have been published in book form     numerous requests.

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

29. A     person does not talk with food in his mouth.

30. The man became a vegetarian several years ago after his recovery from a sudden stroke. He often talks about his experience to discourage people     any meat.

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

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

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

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

35. The company has     a million dollars on hardware and software to upgrade its computer equipment.

36. Since George scored high on TOEFL, he will     at Columbia this fall.

37. The ship was carrying a     of crude oil.

38. Before the baseball game, the coach attempted to     his players with an inspiring pep talk.

39. The firm’s success is largely due to its CEO’s commercial    .

40. According to one employee, who wishes to remain    , the company engaged in illegal activities.

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

42. Having experienced many failures, Jackson starts to fear     the future holds for him.

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

44.     is guaranteed, or we will refund your money 100%.

45. Tests will be run to determine if the fumes from the chemical are highly    .

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

47. Y.C. Wang passed away in 2008 at the age of 91 as a business     with few rivals in Taiwan.

48. It is     to fear Friday the 13th. Some people call it superstition.

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

50. When we exchanged greetings with him, he had his eyes turned away. It was hard to tell if he was     happy to see us.