Technology a Blessing or a Curse ?

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I much [prefer] locally made beer to the kind made by the big breweries. Francis thought marmalade on toast was [preferable] to strawberry jam. I would like to travel to Europe next spring, [preferably] to Italy. Joseph likes playing soccer, but Lawrence’s [preference] is baseball. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu once said, “I [prefer] liberty to chains of diamonds.” Would you prefer to travel to Mexico in March or in April?

Sammy [prefers] woollen gloves, but I like fleece mitts.
Studies show that mosquitoes [prefer] children to adults, and blondes to brunettes. It is the female lion who does more than 90 percent of the hunting, while the male is afraid to risk his life, or simply [prefers] to rest. I don’t mind eating meat, but I really [prefer] vegetarian meals. Mosquitoes [prefer] children to adults.

A Hebrew proverb notes that a woman [prefers] poverty with love to wealth without love. A Filipino proverb suggests that the bitterness of studying is [preferable] to the bitterness of ignorance. A Spanish proverb states that in a choice between bad company and loneliness, the second is [preferable]. I would [prefer] that you children play outside this afternoon. I want to clean up the house a bit. We can have the meeting today or tomorrow; I don’t really have any [preference]. When filling positions which come open from time to time, we generally give [preference] to internal applicants. Some of the parents of the other kids on the team believe the coach has been giving [preferential] treatment to his own son. Julius Caesar once commented, “Which death is [preferable] to every other? predominate

Oak trees [predominate] in this region.
Buffalo once [predominated] on the prairies, but now they are relatively rare. The [predominant] image of African music is that of drumming and percussion. Italy has a [predominant] role in the U.N. peacekeeping force in the region. The family seems to have two [predominant] functions: to provide warmth and love in time of need, and to drive each other insane. Ongoing curriculum development is a [predominant] concern in our ESL program. Teaching remains a [predominantly] female profession in this country. Studies show that in Thailand, where peaceful Buddhist teachings [predominate], parents are less likely to spank their children. Indonesia is a [predominantly] Muslim country.

The [predominant] colors in the painting are yellows and browns. Our teaching staff has a [predominance] of people with a background in linguistics. Charlotte Gilman once said that the one [predominant] duty is to find one’s work, and do it. Benjamin Disraeli once said, “The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to [predominance].” The [predominance] of animal representations in the cave art of primitive man is a reflection of the importance of hunting to their culture. Benjamin Spock once suggested that the time a person is a child he is both a child, and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent, he becomes [predominantly] a parent reliving childhood. Mason Cooley once remarked that as equality increases, so does the number of people struggling for [predominance]. The majority of university courses in this country are [predominantly] text-based. Recent studies suggest that some people who are [predominantly] homosexual will occasionally seek out heterosexual relationships. English is the [predominant] language in two of the six inhabited continents. A view from space emphasizes the fact that the surface of our earth is [predominantly] water in constant motion. A visitor from space would observe that the surface of our planet is [predominantly] water. The central core of our earth is composed [predominantly] of iron and nickel. predict

A fortune-teller [predicted] that the world will end in the year 2000, but obviously she was wrong. I don’t believe that fortune-tellers can...
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