01. He got rich when he bought some [stocks] in an Internet company, and they increased in value by 100 times what he paid for them.
02. People living in San Francisco are encouraged to [stock] up on water and basic foodstuffs in case of an earthquake.
03. We don't normally [stock] the item you are looking for, but we can certainly special order it if you want.
04. In my very first job, I worked [stocking] shelves in a local grocery store.
05. The store will be closed on the weekend to allow us to do an inventory of our current [stock].
06. Our corner convenience store [stocks] all the essentials, from toothpaste and light bulbs to condoms and cigarettes.
07. They had their basement [stocked] full of canned food and bottled water in fear of a Y2K crisis.
08. Billionaire T. Boone Pickens once observed that chief executives, who themselves own few shares of their companies, have no more feeling for the average [stockholder] than they do for baboons in Africa.
09. Someone once joked that many a man is a pessimist because of the [stocks] an optimist has sold him.
10. In Pakistan, goats are often sacrificed to improve the performance of the [stock] market.
11. The New York [stock] exchange had its first million-share trading day in 1886.
12. In 1990, the leaders of the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. signed an agreement to stop producing chemical arms, and to begin destroying [stocks] by the end of 1992.
13. The decline of fish [stocks] in the waters off Samoa is a continuing problem for the island nation's economy.
14. According to Spanish history, Friar Tomas de Berlanga brought the first banana root [stocks] to the Western Hemisphere.
15. The Neolithic people who appeared in Korea around 4000 B.C. are believed to have formed the ethnic [stock] of modern Koreans.
16. According to recent studies, whales and dolphins are not eating too much of the world's fish [stocks] despite the sea mammals' enormous appetites.
17. Boil up that leftover chicken and broccoli stalks into a [stock], and I'll make some soup with it later.
18. The restaurant uses some kind of packaged [stock] in all its soups, and I find it much too salty for my taste.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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