01. Hello, I'd like to [confirm] my reservation for my flight to Amsterdam.
02. I was offered a position with the firm this morning, and received [confirmation] of my appointment as department head this afternoon.
03. Hello, I'm just phoning to [confirm] that I have a 3:00 appointment with Dr. Thomas.
04. A biopsy is needed to [confirm] whether she actually has cancer or not.
05. A government spokesman has [confirmed] that the President has had a mild heart attack.
06. You'd better get the boss to [confirm] your promotion in writing because sometimes he changes his mind.
07. In the year 325, the Council of Nicaea [confirmed] that God the Father and Jesus Christ were both God.
08. Only with repeated corroboration and [confirmation] should researchers express confidence in the validity of their findings.
09. We took the boy's silence as [confirmation] that he had stolen the money.
10. Lawrence Durrell once said that music was invented to [confirm] human loneliness.
11. There is a Sufi proverb which states that faith is [confirmed] by the heart, confessed by the tongue, and acted upon by the body.
12. Pulsating stars [confirm] that stars are continuously evolving.
13. Forty percent of child psychologists advise parents of pre-schoolers to [confirm] the existence of Santa Claus to their children.
14. I think the meeting is at 4:00, but I'm not sure, so I'll check with my supervisor, and phone you back to [confirm].
15. She [confirmed] the arrangements for the trip by fax.
16. Everest was not [confirmed] as the highest mountain peak on earth until 1863.
17. You will receive a letter [confirming] the sale within a couple of days.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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