01. A fire started when a small [spark] from our campfire fell on a sleeping bag, and started to burn.
02. We sat by the fire, watching the [sparks] drift up into the sky.
03. He hit the rock with the sledgehammer, and [sparks] flew off.
04. A cigarette [sparked] the fire that claimed two lives in an old apartment block.
05. Don't come near me with that cigarette when I'm filling the car with gas; the smallest [spark] could cause an explosion.
06. You can see [sparks] coming off the wires of the electrical streetcars in San Francisco.
07. The fireworks exploded, sending a shower of [sparks] down on the heads of the spectators.
08. There is a Sanskrit proverb which observes that the diamond in your belly [sparkles] on your face.
09. The riot was [sparked] by the perception that police had used undue force in arresting a black youth.
10. Because housecats are clean, and their coats are dry and glossy, their fur easily becomes charged with electricity, and [sparks] can be seen if their fur is rubbed in the dark.
11. The little boys were banging rocks together to see if they could make [sparks].
12. In 1547, a battle between the Scots and the English was [sparked] by English demands that Edward VI, aged 10, should marry 5-year-old Mary Queen of Scots.
13. Igor Sikorsky once stated that the work of the individual still remains the [spark] that moves mankind forward.
14. Robin Williams once stated, "You're only given a little [spark] of madness. You mustn't lose it."
15. Falling cocoa prices and political turmoil [sparked] an economic downturn in the Côte d'Ivoire in 1999.
16. Sathya Sai Baba once stated that man is a [spark] of the Divine.
17. Ethnic rivalries have [sparked] recent violent clashes in China.
18. The cloning of a sheep in 1997 [sparked] a worldwide ethical debate.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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