01. A fortune-teller [predicted] that the world will end in the year 2000, but obviously she was wrong.
02. I don't believe that fortune-tellers can [predict] the future.
03. Some people believe that Nostradamus [predicted] the rise of both Napoleon and Hitler.
04. The report [predicted] that more jobs would be lost in the coal industry.
05. It's very difficult to [predict] the weather in Seattle.
06. The police [predict] the hostages will be released in the next few hours.
07. People's [predictions] of widespread chaos in Y2K were fortunately untrue.
08. I don't really like the average Hollywood movie. They generally have such cliché plots, and they usually end [predictably] with a happy ending.
09. His failure was [predictable], given his poor study habits.
10. Studies show that the single best [predictor] of divorce is marrying young.
11. The latest opinion polls are [predicting] a very close election.
12. Because of the traffic jam, it's hard to [predict] how long it will take to get to the airport.
13. The weather at this time of year is highly [unpredictable].
14. Astronomers can [predict] the exact time of an eclipse.
15. Ben Bayol once said that most plans are just inaccurate [predictions].
16. No one can [predict] the future even though many people try.
17. An Arab proverb suggests that he who [predicts] the future lies, even if he tells the truth.
18. Similarity of genetic background has been proven to be a greater [predictor] of intelligence than similarity of environment.
19. The current state of a love relationship has been shown to be the best [predictor] of the longevity of that relationship.
20. Weather in this part of the country is quite [unpredictable]; it can rain, snow and be sunny all in the space of a few hours.
21. This job is quite [unpredictable]. Sometimes I stand around doing nothing for hours, and other times I'm just about run off my feet.
22. My [prediction] for the election was right - the President was re-elected.
23. Huang and van Naerssen have found that reading outside class is the most significant [predictor] of speaking ability in a second language.
24. I get bored by the [predictability] of commercial films. I always know that the good guy will win, and the story will end happily.
25. The [unpredictability] of grizzly bears makes them the most dangerous animal in North America. You can never be sure what they will do if you come in contact with them.
26. A landscape which is eroded by natural water systems will evolve through a series of [predictable] stages.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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