01. It's kind of complicated trying to [calculate] how much tax I have to pay.
02. The children always use their [calculators] for their math homework, but it would be much better if they figured out the answers in their heads.
03. The Prime Minister is [calculating] that a change in Cabinet will help restore his government to its previous level of popularity.
04. The government attacks on villagers are a [calculated] attempt at destroying support for the guerrillas.
05. The killer is a sadistic, [calculating] figure who has no fear of police.
06. Yvette astounded her math teacher by making all the [calculations] in her head.
07. Giancarlo Menotti once said that a man only becomes wise when he begins to [calculate] the approximate depth of his ignorance.
08. Isaac Newton once said, "I can [calculate] the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people."
09. There is a Chinese proverb which states, "When travelling, do not [calculate] the distance, at dinner don't think of how much."
10. This new software program does all the [calculations] for my income tax return for me.
11. It has been [calculated] that in the last 3,500 years, there have only been 230 years of peace throughout the world.
12. I heard somewhere that a one-day weather forecast requires about 10 billion mathematical [calculations].
13. The first true [calculator], the abacus, originated in China during the sixth century B.C.
14. Many people in Somalia [calculate] their age by the number of wet seasons they have lived through.
15. The newest microprocessors can complete a billion [calculations] in the time it takes a person to blink.
16. It has been [calculated] that there may be millions of planets in other parts of the universe capable of supporting some kind of life.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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