01. Students feel more [motivated] to learn when they enjoy what they are doing.
02. Strong [motivation] is an important factor in learning a new skill.
03. The players felt kind of [unmotivated] before the game because they knew the other team was much stronger.
04. Salesmen in the store are [motivated] to make sales by a 25% commission.
05. Joanna was [unmotivated], so she didn't learn much French while she lived in Quebec.
06. Harry tried hard to [motivate] his daughter to clean up her room.
07. Seeing the film about Guatemala [motivated] Charlie to travel there during his holidays.
08. Norman Augustine once remarked that [motivation] will almost always beat mere talent.
09. Stephen R. Covey once observed that [motivation] is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
10. Pat Riley once remarked that a champion needs a [motivation] above and beyond winning.
11. William Sumner once said that the four great [motives] of human action are hunger, love, vanity and fear.
12. 69% of American workers say they find praise and recognition from their bosses more [motivating] than money.
13. The most popular topic of public speakers is [motivation], at 23 percent, followed by leadership at 17 percent.
14. Staying [motivated] is essential to making physical activity a long-term lifestyle commitment.
15. Someone once suggested that the most [motivating] thing one person can do for another is listen.
16. Near the end of the session, students often find it hard to [motivate] themselves to do homework.
17. Rupert Murdoch once stated that in [motivating] people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts.
18. A Malian proverb suggests that one does not give a gift without a [motive].
19. Studies have shown that individual cells in the brain respond to inadequate supplies of nutrients by [motivating] a person to seek food.
20. The coach [motivates] his players by giving out coupons for free pizza to those considered to be the hardest workers during the game.
21. The students discussed the different [motivations] which they had for studying English.
22. Police say the killing seems to be a random, entirely [motiveless] act of violence.
23. In the fifteenth century, personal fulfillment through learning, public service and accomplishment [motivated] the individual lives and social contacts of the people of Europe.
24. Police are still looking for a [motive] in the murder of a local school teacher.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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