01. If you [require] any special diet, please let the kitchen know ahead of time.
02. This airline seat-sale [requires] you to book your ticket at least a month in advance.
03. Children with learning disabilities [require] a lot of assistance at school.
04. Grizzly bears [require] a lot of space to live, so reducing the size of their habitat has a terrible effect on the numbers of animals born each year.
05. There is a Persian proverb that observes that one pound of learning [requires] ten pounds of common sense to apply it.
06. Studies show that the older a person gets, the less sleep he/she [requires].
07. The simple act of walking [requires] the use of 200 muscles in the human body.
08. Until about 150 years ago, church-going was [required] by law in England.
09. Many people need to learn a foreign language in order to satisfy an educational [requirement] of their university.
10. The distance [required] to stop a car is directly proportional to the square of the speed of the car.
11. Mary Pettibone Poole once said that to repeat what others have said [requires] education; to challenge it [requires] brains.
12. Obviously, one of the first [requirements] to be a firefighter is that you be in excellent physical shape.
13. Gustave Flaubert once said that to be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three [requirements] for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
14. Pythagoras noted that yes and no are the oldest and simplest words, but they [require] the most thought.
15. In Sparta in the 4th century, men over the age of 20 were [required] to eat a kilo of meat per day to give them courage.
16. Your computer doesn't meet the necessary system [requirements] for this software.
17. Liechtenstein imports more than 90% of its energy [requirements].
18. Visas are not [required] for Americans who plan to stay in England for less than three months.
19. The city has passed a law [requiring] dog owners to clean up after their pets in public parks.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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