01. They almost hit a dog while driving home this afternoon, but were able to [swerve] out of the way at the last minute.
02. The driver [swerved] to avoid hitting a child that ran out after her ball.
03. The car [swerved] to avoid a collision.
04. The car was driving down the highway when the driver suddenly [swerved] off the road, and into the trees.
05. Mary Webb once remarked that if you stop to be kind, you must [swerve] often from your path.
06. We went skating, and there was this little kid racing about, [swerving] around everyone. He was just incredible.
07. The taxi changed lanes without warning, causing another driver to [swerve] to avoid being sideswiped.
08. The President stately clearly that the country would not [swerve] from its objective of bringing democracy to the region.
09. I would like to thank my wife and my family for their [unswerving] support during these difficult times.
10. The small plane had to [swerve] to avoid hitting a flock of geese.
11. The car [swerved] around a dog lying in the middle of the street and almost hit another car coming from the opposite direction.
12. The honey bee [swerved] at the last second to avoid hitting the windshield of the oncoming car.
13. The car [swerved] to avoid the squirrel running across the road.
14. Nelson Mandela never [swerved] in his determination to build a just society in South Africa.
15. I was driving my car when a cat ran in front of me, so I was forced to [swerve].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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