01. I was able to keep up at the start of the race, but began to [lag] behind after a mile or so.
02. The movie [lagged] a bit at the beginning, but then the action started, and it was great.
03. The young boy [lagged] behind after school, waiting for his friends.
04. Universities are [lagging] behind when it comes to putting women in decision-making positions, according to a new study.
05. Don't [lag] after school; we need to go straight to the dentist for your appointment.
06. There is a bit of a [lag] between the time I push the button, and the time the microphone starts working, so wait half a sec before you begin speaking.
07. Our state has [lagged] behind the rest of the country in terms of economic development, largely due to this government's financial policies.
08. James always [lagged] behind his classmates, and finally the teacher realized it was because he had a learning disability.
09. Development of high-tech industries in our country is [lagging], and we need to take measures to catch up with the rest of Europe.
10. H. G. Wells once stated, "In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time [lag] of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done, and a serious attempt to do it."
11. Maria Montessori once remarked, "What is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development [lags] behind?"
12. Online seminars are useful, but often the [lag] between a message and its reply can be somewhat long.
13. For many years, the teaching of vocabulary has [lagged] behind other advances in ESL instruction.
14. In the 6th century, China was an extraordinarily advanced culture, and the Japanese rulers felt that their country was [lagging] behind.
15. Although anti-smoking policies have been being widely implemented in the developed world, they are [lagging] far behind in the poorer nations.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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