inspect


inspect
01. Before you begin painting, you should [inspect] the walls to see if there are any holes that need to be filled.
02. After you have finished painting the house, we will do a short [inspection] just to make sure you haven't missed anything.
03. A fire [inspector] shut down the nightclub because it didn't have enough emergency exits.
04. A firefighter came to our office to do an [inspection] for fire safety.
05. Restaurants must be [inspected] on a regular basis to ensure standards of cleanliness are met.
06. The officer [inspected] the soldiers' barracks to make sure that everything was perfectly clean, and in order.
07. Those responsible for the [inspection] of weapons sites in Iraq found no evidence whatsoever of the existence of weapons of mass destruction.
08. The driver carefully [inspected] his car before the race.
09. The government is responsible for [inspecting] food on a regular basis to make sure that it meets certain health standards.
10. No evidence was found at first, but upon closer [inspection], the detective was able to find a drop of blood on the floor near the door.
11. At the age of 16, the great Chinese philosopher Confucius was a corn [inspector].
12. The little boy carefully [inspected] his chocolate bunny to make sure his sister hadn't eaten any of it.
13. Nothing leaves our factory until it has been thoroughly [inspected] by one of our quality control experts.
14. While they were [inspecting] the house, they found a crack in the foundation.
15. [Inspectors] have shut down a couple of local restaurants due to concerns over cleanliness.
16. Someone once noted that in business, the customer is the final [inspector].

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