01. He [wrecked] his marriage by drinking too much.
02. The rainstorm really [wrecked] our picnic.
03. Divers have been able to recover all the bodies from the [wreck] of a fishing boat that sunk off the coast of Newfoundland.
04. The ship was [wrecked] on rocks during a storm.
05. In September of 1985, the [wreck] of the ocean liner Titanic was found lying in two pieces on the ocean floor at a depth of around 4,000 meters.
06. The car was a total [wreck] after getting hit by a train.
07. Over 300 people were seriously injured in a recent train [wreck] in India.
08. After working for 36 hours straight, she was a total [wreck].
09. All 5 passengers have survived the [wreck] of a small plane that went down in the mountains last night.
10. Francis J. Grimke once said that it is only what is written upon the soul of man that will survive the [wreck] of time.
11. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that to mock your elders is to [wreck] the house where you have to stay tonight.
12. After crash-landing on Jupiter, we had to leave the [wreck] of our spaceship behind, and hitch-hike back to Venus.
13. More than 6,000 [wrecked] ships lay at the bottom of the Great Lakes.
14. Robinson Crusoe spent 28 years ship[wrecked] on his island.
15. Describing the war, a veteran stated, "There were [wrecks] everywhere; [wrecks] of vehicles everywhere, [wrecks] of men everywhere."
16. The Bahamas has many popular scuba-diving sites for those who like exploring [wrecks].
17. The plane crashed into the ocean, and the [wreckage] was found floating off the coast of Ireland.
18. Visiting the [wreck] of the Titanic on the ocean floor is the ultimate deep sea diving adventure.
19. Investigators were able to salvage the flight recorders from the [wreckage] of the airplane that crashed into the mountains near here.
20. Frank Lloyd Wright once said that an architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a [wrecking] bar at the site.
21. The island of Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by ship[wrecked] English colonists headed for Virginia.
22. He brought a bottle of brandy round to my house and we got really [wrecked].
23. She was so [wrecked] after the party that she couldn't stand up.
24. After losing his job, he went to the pub and got totally [wrecked].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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