01. The audience [applauded] wildly when the band appeared on stage.
02. The great composer Beethoven was deaf in his later years, and couldn't hear the [applause] of his audiences.
03. I think Frederick should be [applauded] for his courage in refusing to let the boss push him around.
04. The [applause] was polite, but somewhat unenthusiastic, after the first performance of the play.
05. Please hold your [applause] until all the students receiving awards have been introduced.
06. The [applause] lasted a full fifteen minutes after the end of the performance.
07. The children smiled proudly as they walked up on stage, to the [applause] of their parents.
08. The crowd stood up to [applaud] when the goal was scored.
09. The children burst into [applause] when the clowns appeared on stage.
10. On his deathbed, Beethoven was heard to say, "[Applaud] friends, the comedy is over."
11. Singer Judy Garland once said that she would rather hear a few words of love from one man than the [applause] of thousands of people.
12. The Yorubas of Nigeria often receive an important guest with [applause].
13. The Chinese are said to be enthusiastic [applauders], and may greet guests with group clapping.
14. An Italian proverb states, "[Applaud] the man who cheats a cheater."
15. The fans rose to their feet and [applauded] loudly as the musicians left the stage.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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