01. Enrollment in the English Language Program usually [decreases] in the spring session because the students have to return to their countries to start school.
02. We have seen a big [decrease] in our costs since implementing the computer inventory system.
03. My weight has [decreased] by about one pound a week since I started jogging, and watching what I eat.
04. The population of this country would [decrease] due to our low birth rate if we didn't have as much immigration.
05. There has been a significant [decrease] in interest rates over the last year, so housing sales are up.
06. In general, a car's trade-in value [decreases] by about 30% per year.
07. When you are taking vitamin C, you can take large amounts at first, but then [decrease] the dose if you start having stomach problems or diarrhea.
08. The Buddha tells us that thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never [decreases] by being shared.
09. There is a Maltese proverb which holds that the wallet of the timid man neither increases nor [decreases].
10. If the sun's energy output [decreased] by ten percent, the entire earth would be covered in ice over one kilometer thick.
11. When you give up smoking, your risk for cancer [decreases].
12. Supplies of medicine and medical equipment in Azerbaijan are [decreasing], and many clinics are having difficulty providing proper care.
13. Agricultural activity in Lesotho has [decreased] in recent years due to a severe drought.
14. Studies show that there has been a [decrease] in the world's sea ice of 2.9 percent every decade.
15. Records show that when doctors in Los Angeles went on strike in 1976, the daily number of deaths in the city [decreased].

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