01. These bananas are getting pretty [ripe]; we'd better eat them soon.
02. See those white parts on the strawberries? That means they're not [ripe] yet.
03. My kids actually like the sour taste of [unripe] cherries.
04. The apples are picked early, and then allowed to [ripen] in the store.
05. Test the peaches for [ripeness] by gently squeezing them.
06. Wow, that cheese is pretty [ripe]; I can smell it from here!
07. The garbage is beginning to smell pretty [ripe]; I'm going to take it out right away.
08. Without proper sex education, the region is [ripe] for an AIDS epidemic.
09. With voter discontent at a record high, the government seems [ripe] for change.
10. You can [ripen] the apples by placing them in a paper bag.
11. I think a lot of the raspberries are [ripe] now, so we can start picking them this afternoon.
12. The boys' locker room was sure [ripe] after the game; I could hardly breathe in there.
13. The peach is a member of the rose family, and has a sweet smell when [ripe].
14. Shakespeare wrote that "from hour to hour we [ripe] and [ripe], and then from hour to hour we rot and rot, and thereby hangs a tale."
15. Brigitte Bardot once suggested that it is sad to grow old, but nice to [ripen].
16. Elizabeth Montagu once noted that minds [ripen] at very different ages.
17. Nelson Mandela once observed that we must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always [ripe] to do right.
18. Aristotle once remarked that wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-[ripening] fruit.
19. A Spanish proverb observes that women and melons are at their best when they are really [ripe].
20. Cervantes wrote that time [ripens] all things; no man is born wise.
21. Bananas are one of the few fruits that [ripen] best off the plant.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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