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01. Were you [serious] when you said you were thinking of quitting your job?
02. Four men are dead, and another in [serious] condition after an explosion at a fireworks factory.
03. Drug abuse is a [serious] problem in our society.
04. Bar owners have complained that the ban on smoking has [seriously] affected their business.
05. You are going to have to think [seriously] about your future. You can't work in fast food restaurants all your life.
06. He was [seriously] injured in the car accident.
07. Are you [serious]? Are you really getting married?
08. I don't think he understands the [seriousness] of the situation. It's all a big joke to him.
09. My dad always seemed like a very [serious] person because he was so shy, but actually he was quite friendly when you got to know him.
10. G. C. Lichtenberg once said that a man is never more [serious] than when he praises himself.
11. There was a [serious] car accident at the corner of our street today.
12. You don't seem to realize the [seriousness] of your actions, and until you do, you can stay in your room and think about it.
13. His mother was [seriously] injured in a car accident, and had to spend a month in the hospital.
14. A Chinese proverb observes that just as a medicine may not cure a [serious] illness, wine will certainly not cure your grief.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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