01. We visited the old market place, where [merchants] could be found selling almost anything you could imagine.
02. Tourists are encouraged to haggle with the [merchants] in the marketplace.
03. We get all our wine from a wine [merchant] who visits all the best wineries in the country.
04. When Aladdin appeared in the marketplace, the [merchants] all watched him carefully to make sure he didn't steal anything.
05. We bought a beautiful old armchair from an antique [merchant] at the flea market.
06. In old Japan, there were many travelling [merchants] who would go from village to village selling their wares, such as shoes, pots and pans.
07. The [merchant] ship was stopped by pirates, and robbed of its cargo of spices and precious stones.
08. According to recent research, the world's [merchant] ships dump over 6 million tons of garbage into the ocean every year.
09. Ralph Waldo Emerson once observed that the craft of the [merchant] is in bringing a thing from where it abounds to where it is costly.
10. The first [merchandise] item to feature Mickey Mouse was sold in 1929.
11. [Merchants] from the Arabian Peninsula introduced the Islamic religion to the area now known as Pakistan in the seventh century.
12. In the past, [merchants] would attempt only one crossing of the Sahara desert per year.
13. Dutch [merchants] established trading posts all over the world during the 17th century.
14. A Chinese proverb observes that if there are many buyers in the market, the [merchant] doesn't wash his turnips.
15. When coffee was first introduced to Italy, wine [merchants] asked the Pope to ban it because they didn't want any competition.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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