01. It's [obvious] that Roger is unhappy about something. He's been walking around looking depressed all day.
02. I think it's pretty [obvious] that she isn't interested in going out with you. She always avoids you whenever you see her in the hall, and always finds an excuse to say no when you ask her out.
03. The [obvious] thing to do if you're feeling sick is to go to bed.
04. It is [obvious] to me that Victor is not interested in helping us, so stop asking him.
05. Look at that sunburn; she [obviously] forgot to put on her sunscreen.
06. The driver of the car was [obviously] drunk because he was weaving all over the road.
07. Arthur Koestler once remarked that the more original a discovery, the more [obvious] it seems afterwards.
08. She is [obviously] the best choice for the job; she has the most experience and is the most competent.
09. Look at her, she is [obviously] very sick. I think we'd better get her to a doctor right away.
10. It is [obvious] that he is a good businessman because he is very rich.
11. She is [obviously] in love with him; she stares at him all the time.
12. Someone once joked that if everything seems to be going well, you have [obviously] overlooked something.
13. All mammals, including humans [obviously], have a belly button, or umbilical cord.
14. Now that most people on our planet are living in large cities, our relationship with nature is less [obvious].
15. The answer is pretty [obvious]; just think about it a little longer.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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