01. Last year, the most [common] first names for boys in this country were Matthew and Joshua.
02. Living together before marriage is quite [common] in this country.
03. Heart attacks are among the [commonest] causes of death for both men and women.
04. Earthquakes are so [common] in Japan that people often don't even pay attention to them.
05. Winter has been [uncommonly] cold this year.
06. The King never speaks to the [common] people.
07. The [common] field mouse can be found in almost every country in the world.
08. They say that even a [common] man can become President of the USA, but nowadays all our presidents are very wealthy men.
09. Teenagers [commonly] try alcohol around the age of 14 or 15 in this country.
10. There seems to be a [common] belief that spanking teaches children to behave, but I disagree.
11. Sharks are [common] in the waters here, so be careful when you're out swimming.
12. It is not [uncommon] for killer whales to be seen along the coast here.
13. Sam Levenson once joked that the reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a [common] enemy.
14. Plato once suggested that friends have all things in [common].
15. Voltaire once noted that [common] sense is not so [common].
16. Philip Wylie once claimed that God must hate [common] people because he made them so [common].
17. Nietzsche once suggested that to forget one's purpose is the [commonest] form of stupidity.
18. George Washington Carver once noted that when you do the [common] things in life in an un[common] way, you will command the attention of the world.
19. A German proverb observes that both noble and [common] blood are the same color.
20. Polar bears are excellent long-distance swimmers, and it is not [uncommon] to see them in water which is 50 miles from land.
21. The most [common] pets in the USA are now cats, which have replaced dogs as the favorite.
22. Brazil has a [common] border with every South American country except Ecuador and Chile.
23. The most [common] blood type for humans is A. The least [common] is AB.
24. The [common] male housefly takes just 17 days to complete its life cycle.
25. The theory of evolution tells us that man and chimpanzees share a [common] ancestor.
26. Homesickness is a [common] problem associated with the experience of culture shock.
27. In Fiji, a [commoner] who displays great leadership skills can become a high chief.
28. In Japan, intentional touching between adults in public is [uncommon].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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