1. In February, China’s monthly box office receipts actually surpassed     in the U. S.

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

3. One common cause of Osteoporosis, or thinning bones, is the     of nutrients such as calcium and Vitamin D.

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

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

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

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

8. They will be     their behavior, whether they accept the responsibility or not.

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

10. I was as     as I could be, but I still ended up several thousand dollars in debt.

11. When taking a drug for a while, some patients would gradually develop a     for it and need to be given a larger dose.

12. The court found him     and he was released.

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

14. 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.

15. Walking by the corner the other day,     for the light to change.

16.     I reached the front porch when it started pouring.

17. Salt and sugar are usually used to     food.

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

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

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

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

22. Everyone in the department is supposed to     suggestions for the project.

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

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

25. Not until the first land plants developed    .

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

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

28. The Greeks are     Germans and others to help them out.

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

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

31. After her first Harry Potter book was published, Rowling went from a common housewife to a world-famous literary     practically overnight.

32. Every year, Brazil exports large amounts of agricultural     such as grain and corn to other countries.

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

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

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

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

37. The company’s     on the formula expires after a number of years.

38. The ship was carrying a     of crude oil.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

46. The leaves     as the wind blew.

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

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

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

50. My brother had an accident while     how to ride a bicycle.