01. We didn't sign any contracts, but we had a [verbal] agreement.
02. I don't like the way he talks to his children; in fact, I think he is [verbally] abusive.
03. Your child's [verbal] skills are somewhat weak, but it is nothing to worry about.
04. He has trouble expressing himself [verbally] in French, but can read and write the language quite well.
05. I have a [verbal] agreement with the guy selling the car that he will wait a few days before putting an ad in the paper while I see if I can get the money together to buy it.
06. The young woman had a heated [verbal] exchange with her boyfriend at the bar.
07. After giving the young boy [verbal] warnings to behave on three different occasions, the teacher decided it was time to write a note to his parents.
08. He needs to express his feelings [verbally] instead of holding everything inside.
09. Foreign students have been reporting [verbal] abuse at the hands of skinheads.
10. Robert Orben once said that a compliment is [verbal] sunshine.
11. There is a Hebrew proverb which states that [verbal] fraud is worse than monetary fraud.
12. The baby is experimenting with all kinds of sounds, and really seems to be trying to [verbalize] her feelings.
13. Violent behavior often begins with [verbal] threats.
14. Many misunderstandings in a foreign language may be due to ignorance of [non-verbal] cues.
15. Melodious though they are, the chants of the Roman Church still cling to the form of the [verbal] message.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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