01. It's impossible to [conceive] what will happen without trying it first.
02. As the potential for space travel grows, it is now [conceivable] that within 25 years, people will be able to visit the moon as a tourist destination.
03. It is [inconceivable] to me why in a country as rich as ours, some children don't have enough to eat.
04. The [concept] of an arranged marriage is not very well understood in the West.
05. In the Bible, the angel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that she will [conceive] the son of God, who is to be called Jesus.
06. It's hard to [conceive] of a more romantic evening than relaxing in front of the fireplace with a bottle of wine and you, my love.
07. The latest [concept] in home design is "minimalist."
08. My [conception] of the project is based on a similar project currently under construction in the Philippines.
09. Politician Jesse Jackson once said, "If my mind can [conceive] it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it."
10. More babies are [conceived] in December than in any other month in the United States.
11. Children are not ready to understand abstract [concepts] of volume until a certain age.
12. Max Ehrmann once wrote, "Be at peace with God, whatever you [conceive] Him to be."
13. Poland is an ancient nation that was [conceived] around the middle of the 1100s.
14. We could [conceivably] finish painting the house by Sunday if the weather stays nice.
15. Every society has its general [conceptions] of the desirable goals that people are expected to strive to attain.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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