01. People who immigrate to England usually try to [preserve] a part of their traditional culture.
02. The [preservation] of natural areas as park lands is important for future generations.
03. I never buy this brand of bread; it's full of [preservatives] and artificial color.
04. The body of a man who lived 5,000 years ago was discovered perfectly [preserved] in ice.
05. James Thurber once said that humor is a serious thing, one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be [preserved] at all cost.
06. People are calling on the government to [preserve] this virgin forest as a park.
07. Barb and Ted spent the weekend making cherry and blueberry [preserves] for the winter months.
08. Scientists are working to [preserve] the wall paintings in the cave.
09. There is an Italian proverb which states that to [preserve] friendship, one must build walls.
10. Karl Marx believed that the ruling class relied on the state to [preserve] their property rights and to support their vested interests.
11. George Santayana remarked that the diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which [preserve] him.
12. The portrait in ancient Rome had a twofold function: it both [preserved] the person's image and contributed to the history of the family.
13. The ancient Egyptians physically [preserved] the dead in the form of mummies in order to ensure a good afterlife.
14. In 1533, Henry VIII secretly wed Anne Boleyn, and today the Vatican Library [preserves] twelve love letters he wrote to her.
15. After his death, Alexander the Great's remains were [preserved] in a huge pot of honey.
16. Because it is surrounded by mountains and sea, the Republic of Georgia has been able to [preserve] its culture and national identity.
17. The Koran tells us that those who [preserve] themselves from greed will surely prosper.
18. Felix Mendelssohn's two greatest symphonies served to [preserve] impressions he gained of the landscapes and sounds he encountered during his travels in Italy and the British Isles.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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