1. I'm afraid that it won't be possible ________.

2. She remembered the correct address only ________ she had posted the letter.

3. My attempt to pass the exam was ________. I failed badly.

4. The teacher often goes to see new exhibitions in art galleries. Dick usually goes there ________ him.

5. You'd better set off ten minutes early ________ there is a lot of traffic.

6. Mike was the shortest in his family; all his brothers were ____________.

7. I wish they ________ change their minds so often!

8. He has always been fond ________ games.

9. as rich as ________ = extremely rich.

10. The examiners had to ________ half the candidates.

11. She ________ me all about her new job when we meet next Thursday.

12. "You can't have this football back ________ you promise not to kick it at my cat again," the old lady said firmly.

13. Before I decided to buy a plane ticket I ________ to the head of the travel agency.

14. The farmer was very angry ________ the dogs chasing his sheep.

15. The manager expected the team ________ because they hadn't done enough training.

16. We are fortunate ________ having sufficient supplies of fuel for the winter.

17. According to the doctor, there's absolutely nothing the ________ with you.

18. It's strange. His sister are blonde, ________ he is very dark.

19. The ________ of gold has fallen slightly in the last year.

20. You must ________ that your safety belt is fastened.