01. It must be frustrating sometimes for celebrities to have their lives under constant [scrutiny] by the media.
02. This government has to open itself to public [scrutiny] to win back the voters' trust.
03. The private lives of politicians often come under public [scrutiny], and what should be private matters then become public discussion.
04. Opposition members are carefully [scrutinizing] the legislation.
05. The sailors [scrutinized] the horizon for signs of the pirate ships.
06. The detective [scrutinized] the suspect's face for indications of nervousness.
07. Maxwell Maltz once remarked that close [scrutiny] will show that most "crisis situations" are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.
08. There is a French proverb which states that few people rise to our esteem upon closer [scrutiny].
09. It is the responsibility of the Official Opposition to [scrutinize] government legislation.
10. I'm not sure of this scheme. I don't think it will stand up to close [scrutiny] once we get a chance to take a good look at it.
11. The government has assured the Opposition that the inquiry will be open to public [scrutiny].
12. He did well in high school English classes, but his essays will get much closer [scrutiny] once he is in university.
13. The organization came under [scrutiny] following complaints of irregularities by a former employee.
14. All over the world, consumers are demanding that companies provide clear labelling of genetically-modified food, and open their research to outside [scrutiny].
15. Working conditions in the factory must be open to public [scrutiny] in order for real change to occur.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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