01. The union has negotiated a deal [whereby] we will get a slight increase in salary and additional benefits.
02. Our medical system, [whereby] citizens pay monthly premiums, and then receive largely free health care, is considered by many to be one of the best in the world.
03. The two countries have come to an agreement [whereby] they will share the revenues from oil discovered in the disputed territory.
04. Both Sikhs and Hindus believe in karma, [whereby] the quality of one's present life is determined by one's behavior in a previous life.
05. Bats use echo location, [whereby] they send out a sound which strikes a target, and then bounces back to the bat, letting it know what lies ahead.
06. Pro hockey has a system [whereby] the weakest teams get the first pick of new players in the following season.
07. The Olympics used to have a rule [whereby] professional athletes were not allowed to compete.
08. In Japan, many couples have arranged marriages [whereby] a matchmaker will introduce women and men through a written biography and a photo.
09. It seems a little undemocratic to me that we have a system [whereby] our Prime Minister was elected with only 38% of the popular vote.
10. The government wants to encourage home care of the elderly [whereby] they can receive personal medical care in the comfort of their home.
11. Members of the union voted to accept a deal [whereby] they would receive a salary increase of 3% in the first year of the contract, and 4% in the second.
12. Charles Kettering once said that logic is a system [whereby] one may go wrong with confidence.
13. Malcolm Muggeridge once suggested that every happening, great and small, is a parable [whereby] God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.
14. Robert South once suggested that speech was given to the ordinary sort of men [whereby] to communicate their mind; but to wise men [whereby] to conceal it.
15. We need to set up some kind of tutorial program [whereby] students can get extra help.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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