01. After my father died, my wife and I decided to get life [insurance] to support our family in case either of us died unexpectedly.
02. My car [insurance] went up as a result of the accident.
03. After the fire, our house [insurance] replaced everything we had, apart from the $200 deductible.
04. Apparently, Céline Dion's voice is [insured] for millions of dollars.
05. Expensive bicycles are only [insurable] at great cost because bicycle theft is so common.
06. Thanks to our medical [insurance], her treatments have been totally free.
07. I read somewhere that Jennifer Lopez recently [insured] her bum for a million dollars.
08. There is a Nigerian proverb which states that the only [insurance] against fire is to have two houses.
09. In 1993, worldwide sales of private [insurance] reached almost 1.5 trillion dollars.
10. By 1996, [insurance] companies had to pay out almost 48 billion dollars due to weather-related disasters, compared with only 16 billion dollars for the entire period of the 1980s.
11. Germany was the first European country to establish a system for health [insurance] for its workers in 1888.
12. After I had a fire in my home and received a settlement, my [insurance] company raised my rates.
13. You should [insure] all your valuables before you leave on vacation in case something happens while you're away.
14. Health care in Moldova is paid for by the state, not by private [insurance] companies.
15. Calvin Coolidge once observed that no nation ever has an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace or [insure] it victory in time of war.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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