01. Can you cut the [stems] of those roses a little bit shorter? They are too tall for this vase.
02. Most of his problems [stem] from his drinking.
03. Immigration authorities are looking for ways to [stem] the flow of illegal migrants into the country.
04. He was so angry and tense that he broke the [stem] of the wine glass he was holding.
05. Many economic problems in the region [stem] from the depletion of natural resources.
06. You can buy roses now which have [stems] that are completely free of thorns.
07. Make sure you don't cut the [stems] of the daffodils too short because the vase is quite tall.
08. There is a Congolese proverb which states that great events may [stem] from words of no importance.
09. Most of the difficulties in their family [stem] from a simple lack of communication.
10. The [stems] of these flowers are too long for the vase; you'd better cut them down a bit.
11. Tobacco leaves are graded by things such as color, size, and position on the [stem] because lower leaves have less nicotine.
12. Burundi's many problems [stem] from overpopulation, poverty, violent conflict between two ethnic groups, and lack of a stable government.
13. Grandpa accidentally dropped his favorite pipe, and broke the [stem] off.
14. The attempts by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to [stem] the rising threat of Nazism in Germany failed with the German invasion of Poland in September, 1939.
15. Banana plants are the largest plants on earth without a woody [stem].
16. By day, leopards often nap in large trees with sloping [stems].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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