Advanced Vocabulary Exercise: Verb Collocations 2

Choose the best adverb or adverbial phrase from the table below to go with the verbs and complete the sentences.

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1. He was so happy at the news that he was able to contain his excitement.

2. Pressure is growing on the government to control wage demands to help control inflation.

3. The most wonderful aspect of his latest novel is how he depicts what life must have been like back in the Middle Ages for the ordinary person.

4. She went home on her own accord. I may have encouraged her, but there was certainly no obligation.

5. Scientists are now using the latest technology to gauge volcanic activity on the bottom of the sea.

6. This is a long list of names, but you need to learn them before the weekend.

7. Judge Perkins became furious when the defence lawyer tried to mislead the witness.

8. We will have to prepare this round-the-world trip if we are not to fail!

9. As the two parties set out their grievances, Margaret sat taking notes, recording what every person said.

10. Even though both sets of lawyers were pressing for a trial, the neighbours decided to settle the case out of court.

11. Seeing as Carol is my only child, I see no problems in spending on her wedding. It has to be the most perfect day in her life!

12. If you ask her that , she'll just lose her patience and get angry with you.

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