01. A sudden [surge] in electricity damaged the computer.
02. The water [surged] over the banks of the river, flooding the surrounding areas.
03. There was a [surge] of activity on the floor of the stock market following the announcement of the merger.
04. There is expected to be a [surge] in housing prices in Vancouver as a result of the 2010 Winter Olympics being held at Mount Whistler.
05. Happy fans [surged] onto the field at the end of the game.
06. He felt a [surge] of anger as he watched his ex-wife enter the room with her new boyfriend.
07. The great success of this CD has brought about a [surge] of interest in the singer's previous works.
08. The photographers [surged] forward as the Princess approached.
09. The party's support has [surged] by over five percent since the election of a new leader.
10. We could feel a [surge] of power as he stomped on the gas pedal.
11. Advertising on the Internet has resulted in a [surge] in sales over the past few months.
12. As he gazed into her eyes, he felt a [surge] of love and desire overwhelming him.
13. Fear [surged] through her and she began to tremble.
14. The crowd [surged] through the gates in excitement.
15. Gus Van Sant once wrote, in a description of drug use, "Upon entering my vein, the drug would start a warm edge that would [surge] along until the brain consumed it in a gentle explosion."
16. D. H. Lawrence once described a horse as the symbol of [surging] potency and power of movement, of action, in man.
17. Our [surging] currency is having a negative effect on the export sector of the economy.
18. Research shows that when driving, repeatedly hitting the gas in order to pass other cars causes the engine to [surge], which results in a decrease in fuel efficiency.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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