01. I put in a [request] to my boss for a raise, but he hasn't answered me yet.
02. Visitors are [requested] to remove their hat and shoes at the entrance to the mosque.
03. My daughter phoned the radio station to make a [request] last night, but her song was never played.
04. If you want to get a new desk for your office, you should put in a [request] right away.
05. I am going to [request] a leave of absence for a month because my mother is dying, and I want to be at home to take care of her.
06. You are kindly [requested] to refrain from smoking in front of the entrance to the building.
07. My grandfather's last [request] was that he be cremated, and his ashes be spread over the ocean near his home.
08. Brendan Francis noted that people who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it upon [request] for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.
09. Singer Janis Joplin's final [request] was for her friends to have a farewell party at her favorite bar, and she even left $2,500 to pay for the party.
10. Verdi wrote the opera "Aida" at the [request] of the Khedive of Egypt to commemorate the opening of the Suez Canal.
11. An ancient Roman postcard has been found on which was written a [request] for someone in Rome to send a soldier more socks and underwear to England!
12. At his mother's [request], Isaac Newton dropped out of school when he was a teenager because she hoped he would become a successful farmer.
13. Japanese people express gratitude, apologies, and [requests] by bowing.
14. There is a street in Warsaw, Poland which is named after Winnie-the-Pooh, so named at the [request] of Polish children.
15. In March of 1965, the government of Israel accepted West Germany's [request] to establish diplomatic relations.
16. When the Pope refused King Henry VIII's [request] for a divorce, Henry broke with the Catholic church, and established the Church of England with himself as head.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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