01. I [urge] you to get extra help; otherwise, you will probably fail the course.
02. I have an [urge] to smoke after every meal.
03. He [urged] us to accept his offer.
04. The cowboy [urged] his horse on.
05. Benny [urged] her to reconsider her refusal to marry him.
06. I tried to quit drinking, but the [urge] to have a few beer in the evening after work was too strong.
07. Everyone over the age of 40 is [urged] to get a yearly physical examination.
08. She fought the [urge] to laugh when she heard her ex-husband had lost his job.
09. Five years after quitting smoking, Cathy still felt the [urge] to light up whenever she went into a bar.
10. When the little boy spat at his teacher, she had to suppress the [urge] to spank him.
11. Wanda decided to go back to work as a professional singer at the [urging] of her friends.
12. As your doctor, I [urge] you to cut down on fatty foods if you don't want to have heart trouble.
13. Robert Penn Warren once said that the [urge] to write poetry is like having an itch. When the itch becomes annoying enough, you scratch it.
14. Early Egyptian writings [urged] mothers to send their children to school with plenty of bread and beer for their lunch.
15. In 1950, the United Nations [urged] all member nations to assist South Korea following the invasion of the country by the North.
16. A Russian proverb notes that you don't need a whip to [urge] on an obedient horse.
17. In 1939, Albert Einstein, concerned that German scientists were working on powerful new bombs, wrote to the President [urging] him to start an atomic project.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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