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01. Recent [statistics] show that over 15% of immigrants to this country end up leaving the country within 3 years due to a lack of work.
02. Women are [statistically] more likely to enter university than men.
03. Any [statistician] will tell you that numbers can be manipulated to show whatever kind of results you want them to.
04. Joseph Stalin once said that a single death is a tragedy, a million deaths a [statistic].
05. Rita Mae Brown once joked, "The [statistics] on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you."
06. According to the latest [statistical] analysis, 20% of American high school graduates can't actually read their diploma.
07. Successful alternatives to testing drugs on animals include test tube studies on human tissue cultures, [statistics] and computer models.
08. Despite the public's fears, [statistics] show that the crime rate has actually dropped over the last 20 years.
09. Ashleigh Brilliant once joked that according to the latest official figures, 43% of all [statistics] are totally worthless.
10. There is an interesting [statistic] which observes that 75% of the time someone is speaking English in the world, it is with a non-native speaker.
11. According to suicide [statistics], Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.
12. [Statistically], travelling by air is the safest means of transportation.
13. [Statistics] seem to indicate that there is less heart disease in certain areas of the world than in others.
14. Someone once remarked that a [statistician] carefully assembles facts and figures for others who carefully misinterpret them.
15. In 1930, researchers in Cologne, Germany drew the first [statistical] connection between smoking and cancer.
16. The nation of Burma has been described as data poor, and official [statistics] are often dated and inaccurate.
17. As of 2002, Turkmenistan's economic [statistics] are state secrets, so it is difficult to know how the country is doing financially.
18. Sport [statisticians] have stated that more records were broken in these Olympics than in any other in history.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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