01. Not too long ago, people believed that the sun and all the planets [rotated] around the Earth.
02. It takes the earth 24 hours to [rotate] on its axis.
03. The doctor [rotated] the patient's shoulder to determine if there was any injury to the joint.
04. The position of head teacher [rotates] once every two years.
05. The daily [rotation] of the earth results in the periods known as night and day.
06. It is important for farmers to [rotate] their crops to avoid depleting the soil.
07. In my seminar class, we follow a weekly [rotation] in which we each take turns leading a group discussion.
08. Venus is the only planet that [rotates] clockwise.
09. Windmills the world over [rotate] counterclockwise, except in Ireland where they [rotate] clockwise.
10. Because of the [rotation] of the Earth, an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west.
11. Uranus is the only planet that [rotates] on its side.
12. You should [rotate] the tires on your car regularly for even wear.
13. By studying the movement of sunspots, Galileo was able to conclude that the sun is a sphere [rotating] on its axis.
14. The [rotation] of our planet causes the cycle of day and night.
15. If a galaxy did not [rotate], all its stars would fall into the center.
16. As the [rotation] of the earth carries us eastward, the sun appears to move westward.
17. In some African families where the men have many wives, custom requires the husband to treat each wife with equal consideration, and to eat and sleep with each in regular [rotation].
18. By [rotating] jobs, people can get experience in different departments.
19. You need to [rotate] your shoulder more when you are throwing the football.
20. The prevailing wind patterns on earth are a result of the planet's [rotation].
21. Our planet's magnetic force is a result of the circulation of liquid at its core caused by the [rotation] of the planet.
22. Steve G. Makris once remarked, "Always remember when you are on top of the world that the earth [rotates] every 24 hours."

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