01. The accident [occurred] about 9:00 this morning.
02. Line-ups at food banks have become a common [occurrence] in a city where these organizations didn't even exist 20 years ago.
03. Barry was talking to his wife when it suddenly [occurred] to him that he had forgotten their anniversary.
04. The accident [occurred] because of a lack of attention on the part of the driver of the truck.
05. It simply didn't [occur] to me that I could use the Internet to do my research.
06. The meteor shower usually [occurs] in the middle of August every year.
07. It is a natural phenomena which generally [occurs] about once every five years.
08. Long hair is a [reoccurring] fad.
09. Sir William Osler once said that in science, the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first [occurs].
10. Henry Kissinger once said that the great tragedies of history [occur] not when right confronts wrong, but when two rights confront each other.
11. Benjamin Disraeli once suggested that what we anticipate seldom [occurs], but what we least expected generally happens.
12. Mortimer Adler once said that you have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things [occur] to you, to let your mind think.
13. The world's first car accident [occurred] in 1896.
14. Earthquakes [occur] in the world about once every hour.
15. Ninety percent of all volcanic activity [occurs] in the oceans.
16. At least 100,000 different chemical reactions [occur] in the normal human brain every second.
17. Ken Sloan once joked that reality is an illusion that [occurs] due to the lack of alcohol.
18. Unless safety procedures are improved immediately, an accident could easily [reoccur].
19. The child's terrible nightmares kept [reoccurring], so her parents took her to see a specialist.
20. I think your husband is okay now, but if the pain in his chest [reoccurs], you'd better take him to the hospital.
21. There have been several [occurrences] of sightings of UFOs in this area over the last few days.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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