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01. When I was a kid, we had an [electric] can-opener, which to me always seemed kind of useless.
02. Turn off the lights when you go out of the room; we need to save on [electricity].
03. Firemen believe the fire started because of a broken [electrical] wire in the wall.
04. I don't know how to fix the lights in the garage; I think I'd better phone an [electrician] to do it.
05. When I was a kid, my parents bought us an [electric] toothbrush that made it lots of fun to brush our teeth.
06. The little boy was very excited when he got an [electric] train set for Christmas.
07. The atmosphere in the auditorium was [electric] when the singer came on stage.
08. I got an [electric] shock when I tried to change the lightbulb.
09. George Gobal once remarked that if it weren't for [electricity], we'd all be watching television by candlelight.
10. The human brain continues sending out [electrical] wave signals for up to 37 hours following death.
11. The energy released in one hour by a single sunspot is equal to all the [electrical] power that will be used in the United States over the next million years.
12. In August of 1890, murderer William Kemmler became the first person to be executed in the [electric] chair in New York.
13. Experts say that wind power could provide up to 12% of the Earth's [electricity] within 20 years.
14. In Laos, [electricity] is currently available in only a few urban areas.
15. A typical lightbulb wastes about 95 percent of the [electricity] it uses.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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