01. The young girl [related] the incident to her mother, who phoned the school to complain.
02. The teacher [related] the story of her own first day at school to the kindergarten children.
03. The police asked him to [relate] in detail the events of the evening.
04. The old couple [related] how, when they were children, they had to work 10-hour days on the farm.
05. I hadn't heard what had happened, so Angela [related] the whole story to me.
06. When he got back from his holidays in Zimbabwe, he [related] how he went camping and almost got walked on by elephants.
07. The story is pretty funny; I'll have to [relate] it to you sometime.
08. The victim was so upset that she was having trouble [relating] the incident to the police officer.
09. He [related] this dream he'd had in which he could fly and see everything from the viewpoint of a bird.
10. My family is [related] to a man who ran a chocolate business in London, England before the war.
11. You know, if you go back far enough, we are all [related].
12. Your health problems are obviously [related] to your lack of regular physical activity.
13. Some languages take longer to learn, depending on their degree of [relatedness] to your native language.
14. Smoking is specifically [related] to about 87 percent of lung cancer cases in this country.
15. Mercury and Mars, as well as our moon, form a family of [related] planets which experienced similar sequences of events in their early histories.
16. The melody and rhythm of the music of Ancient Greece were intimately [related] to the melody and rhythm of poetry.
17. The old man [related] the story of how he came to this country as a baby, almost 100 years ago.
18. Ralph Waldo Emerson once noted that a man is [related] to all nature.
19. Augusto Roa Bastos once suggested that anyone who attempts to [relate] his life loses himself in the immediate. One can only speak of another.
20. He [related] the adventures he had as a young boy growing up in a small village in Africa.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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