01. This guy at work [persists] in asking me out even though I have told him very clearly that I am not interested in dating him.
02. If your son's fever [persists] more than a day or two, you'd better take him to the doctor again.
03. I can't believe that some tobacco executives [persist] in claiming that cigarettes haven't been proven to cause cancer.
04. This government [persists] in making cuts to social programs despite polls showing that the majority of people are against them.
05. Malcolm was determined to get a job at a computer store, and his [persistence] finally paid off when he was hired last month.
06. It takes an enormous amount of effort and [persistence] for a person to become an Olympic athlete.
07. The [persistent] increase in housing prices in this city is keeping many young families from buying their own homes.
08. The making of artworks is both a [persistent] and vital aspect of the experience of being human.
09. The newspaper's [persistent] criticism of the city's plans to build a new arena succeeded in preventing the poorly-planned facility from being built.
10. Religion [persists] in part because people experience dissatisfaction with modern industrial living and its emphases on rationalism and materialism.
11. Xavier [persistently] pursued Charlotte for months before she finally agreed to go out with him.
12. George Bernard Shaw once observed that a reasonable man adapts himself to suit his environment, whereas an unreasonable man [persists] in attempting to adapt his environment to suit himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
13. Benjamin Franklin observed that energy and [persistence] alter all things.
14. Charles Gow tells us that a majority of the great historic accomplishments have been the final result of a [persistent] struggle against discouragement and failure.
15. There is a Japanese proverb which states that money grows on the tree of [persistence].
16. The true identity of the murderer Jack the Ripper has never been found, although many theories as to his/her identity [persist] to this day.
17. Millions of people suffer from [persistent] irrational fears called phobias.
18. Learning a second language may ultimately depend on [persistence].
19. Ed Mirvish once suggested that you won't grow old if you [persist] in staying young.
20. Calvin Coolidge once remarked that nothing in the world can take the place of [persistence] - the greatest mistake is giving up.
21. The course was quite difficult for her, but she [persisted] and finally she was able to pass.
22. Research into second language learning suggests that [persistence] is one of the most important learning strategies.
23. The musical practices of the late Renaissance [persisted] well into the seventeenth century.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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