01. You are always [irritable] when you don't get enough sleep.
02. He was so [irritable] that everyone avoided him.
03. It really [irritates] me when you change channels every five minutes.
04. After a delay of over four hours, the airline passengers were quite [irritable].
05. The teacher tried not to let her [irritation] show when the children starting fighting over who would help her clean up the classroom.
06. My husband has an [irritating] habit of cracking his knuckles while watching television.
07. Some make-up can be a real [irritant] to sensitive skin.
08. The straps on my knapsack [irritate] my shoulders.
09. Cigarette smoke really [irritates] my eyes.
10. A wise man once said, "Don't mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it. If it is unfair, keep from [irritation]. It if is ignorant, smile. If it is justified, learn from it."
11. There is a Pennsylvania Dutch proverb which states that our faults [irritate] us most when we see them in others.
12. Pollen from flowers can sometimes [irritate] the eyes, and cause tears.
13. Based on research on the human body's internal clock, the period between the hours of 4 and 6 in the afternoon is when people are the most [irritable].
14. Do not take aspirin for a hang-over. Aspirin used with alcohol increases your risk for stomach [irritation].
15. Second-smoke from cigarettes [irritates] the eyes, breathing, and throat of non-smokers.
16. Jade's nose piercing tends to [irritate] her upper lip, and has apparently become quite uncomfortable.
17. Carl Jung once noted that everything that [irritates] us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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