01. Stores often [discount] their prices by up to 50% in the days immediately following Christmas.
02. The sporting goods store gave us a 10% [discount] for any equipment we bought for the tournament.
03. The store has [discounted] most of last year's stock by up to 30% to make way for this year's products.
04. This coupon entitles you to a 20% [discount] on any merchandise purchased in our store before November 30th.
05. They have a special [discount] of 10% at the store for all employees of the military.
06. If you buy your sound system at the store where I work, I can get you my employee [discount].
07. If you stay at this hotel, you can get coupons for [discounts] at various tourist attractions.
08. Modern Chinese scholars now [discount] the suggestion that Lao-tzu was the sole author of the Taoist text, the Tao-te Ching.
09. The inquiry [discounted] the theory that John F. Kennedy was killed by a lone gunman.
10. The Wal-Mart chain of [discount] stores is the largest retail outfit in the world.
11. We offer high quality at [discount] prices.
12. The store that I work at offers a 30% [discount] to employees.
13. The dress originally cost $75, but with my [discount] it only cost me $55.
14. I think we should [discount] most of what Harold said because the guy really doesn't know what he is talking about.
15. The police have now [discounted] the possibility of murder in the death of an old man found floating in the harbor over the weekend.
16. Jacqueline Kennedy once complained of the White House, "It looks like it's been furnished by [discount] stores."
17. People with disabilities generally get special [discounts] at sight-seeing and entertainment attractions in England.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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