01. Harry's mother gave him an admiring look as he walked up to the stage to [receive] his award.
02. The wedding will be held at 3:00, and the [reception] will start at 5:00 at a nearby restaurant.
03. I've kept the [receipt] for the clothes I bought you, so if something doesn't fit, you can take it back.
04. The [recipient] of this year's Nobel Peace Prize will be announced tomorrow.
05. Karen Sunde once suggested that to love is to [receive] a glimpse of heaven.
06. It has been said that women constitute half the world's population, perform nearly two-thirds of its work hours, [receive] one-tenth of the world's income, and own less than one-hundredth of the world's property.
07. Simon Whitfield has [received] numerous offers for advertising contracts since winning the gold medal in the triathlon at the Sydney Olympics.
08. Our seasonal temperatures depend on the amount of heat we [receive] from the sun.
09. Bright stars appear bright simply because our eyes [receive] more energy per second from them than from faint stars.
10. There is an Ecuadorian proverb which observes that hands that give also [receive].
11. There is a Spanish proverb which states that he who asks the fewest favors is the best [received].
12. When people first started sending letters in Britain, it was the [recipient] who paid the postage.
13. Despite her highly successful career in film, Marilyn Monroe never [received] an Academy Award nomination.
14. The junk mail that Americans [receive] in one day could produce enough energy to heat 250,000 homes.
15. The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, [receives] about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.
16. People who have an open, [receptive] attitude towards a foreign language are more likely to learn from their language experiences.
17. Your mind has to be [receptive], fresh and motivated for learning to take place when you are studying a second language.
18. On the islands of the Maldives, a newborn child [receives] its name on the seventh day after its birth.
19. The fertile valleys of Yemen [receive] enough rain to produce an abundance of tropical plants.
20. This year's [recipient] of the award for the top student is Melanie Henderson, a grade 8 student in Mrs. Jackson's class.
21. In Bahrain, petroleum production and refining account for about 60% of export [receipts].
22. Each time you take a breath of air, [receptors] in your lungs send a signal that regulates the length of time before your next breath.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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