01. The Russian President flew to Washington this morning to [confer] with the American President on the crisis developing in the Middle East.
02. I'll need to [confer] with my supervisor before I can allow that.
03. Not everyone could make it to the meeting, but we were able to [confer] with those who couldn't come using our new tele-conferencing system.
04. The Constitution of Pakistan currently [confers] upon the President the right to dissolve Parliament.
05. Popstars Paul McCartney and Elton John have both had knighthoods [conferred] on them by the Queen of England.
06. Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel recently had honorary degrees [conferred] on them by Ryerson University in Toronto.
07. I have [conferred] with your family doctor, and we both feel that an operation is unnecessary at this point.
08. Prime Minister Lachance has [conferred] with President Harrison, and both agree that immediate action must be taken.
09. Louis Armstrong once said that rank does not [confer] privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
10. William Channing once said that the office of government is not to [confer] happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.
11. Machiavelli once suggested that benefits should be [conferred] gradually, and in that way they will taste better.
12. Ellis Peters once said that nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense of having [conferred] benefits.
13. John Quincy Adams once stated that to furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is the greatest benefit that can be [conferred] upon mankind.
14. Political rights and duties were [conferred] upon free male citizens in the ancient Greek city-states.
15. We attended an important ESL [conference] in Long Beach last year.
16. The boss is having a [conference] with management to map out a plan of action in case of a labor strike.
17. He presented his paper at a [conference] last month, and it was very well received.
18. The President spoke with the Prime Minister at the [conference] and asked for his support.
19. She goes to all the [conferences] because she likes to meet other people who work in the same field.
20. After [conferring] with his lawyer, the defendant decided to plead guilty to a lesser charge.
21. The university is [conferring] an honorary degree on Nelson Mandela at this year's graduation ceremonies.
22. David Suzuki has suggested that love is the defining gift that [confers] health and humanity on each new human.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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