01. They bought a beautiful little cabin which is [surrounded] by trees, and sits beside a nice little lake for swimming.
02. The police [surrounded] the house, but the criminal was somehow able to escape.
03. The famous actor was [surrounded] by his fans.
04. The town is [surrounded] by hills.
05. I am fortunate to be [surrounded] by wonderful friends.
06. American troops have [surrounded] the building where the terrorists are believed to be hiding.
07. The gardens are [surrounded] by a high chainlink fence.
08. The Buddha stated that if a man's mind becomes pure, his [surroundings] will also become pure.
09. Sally Koch once remarked that great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones [surround] us every day.
10. Charles Hanson Towne remarked that we do not really live unless we have friends [surrounding] us, like a firm wall against the winds of the world.
11. The brain is [surrounded] by a membrane containing veins and arteries.
12. Frogs do not drink, but absorb water from their [surroundings] through their skin.
13. The primary purpose of growing rice in flooded paddies is to drown the weeds [surrounding] the young seedlings.
14. In Italy, steam from active volcanoes supplies heat and power to [surrounding] areas.
15. When driving, if you drive much slower than the [surrounding] traffic, other drivers might get frustrated, and try to pass you.
16. Marajo Island in Brazil is the world's largest island [surrounded] by fresh water.
17. The [surroundings] of all living things affect their development.
18. It is sometimes possible to figure out the meaning of new vocabulary by looking at the words which [surround] it.
19. Being [surrounded] by sea, the fishing industry is very important to Indonesia.
20. The center of the planet earth is believed to consist of two distinct parts, with a liquid outer core [surrounding] a solid inner core.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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