01. She divorced her husband after discovering he was having an [affair] with her best friend.
02. After a long [affair] with her married employer, Anna decided that she wanted to date younger, unmarried men instead.
03. The whole [affair] has been really poorly handled by the administration.
04. Teachers are strictly prohibited from carrying on [affairs] with their students.
05. Is it okay for one country to interfere in the internal [affairs] of another country?
06. He works as a foreign [affairs] correspondent for the New York Times.
07. What I do in my private life is my [affair], so just mind your own business.
08. The most widely recognized aim of the educational system is to facilitate the transition from participating in the family to involvement in the [affairs] of the larger society.
09. Somerset Maugham once said "Dying is a very dull, dreary [affair]. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it."
10. The King lost his crown after it was discovered that he was having an [affair] with a divorced woman.
11. In the United States, studies show that one in eight women, and one in seven men will have an [affair] within the first two years of marriage.
12. His [affairs] aren't going very well, and he may actually lose his business.
13. Wedding banquets in Hong Kong are traditionally long, noisy, and sometimes very expensive [affairs].
14. Because it is such a small country, Belize's diplomatic [affairs] are mainly handled by British embassies.
15. A Chinese proverb notes that one cannot manage too many [affairs]; like pumpkins in water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other.
16. An Italian proverb states that everyone loves justice in the [affairs] of another.
17. A Kenyan proverb suggests that [affairs] of the home should not be discussed in the public square.
18. A Dutch proverb observes that no one is wise in his own [affairs].
19. In the thirteenth century, the church was seen as the supreme authority, not only in regards to faith and morals, but also in intellectual and political [affairs].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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