01. This ESL program puts a lot of [emphasis] on speaking and listening skills.
02. The teacher [emphasized] to the children the importance of being polite to each other.
03. In French, the [emphasis] is always on the last syllable of a word.
04. Our ESL program puts special [emphasis] on oral skills in English.
05. During the election, the Prime Minister [emphasized] his government's record in supporting social programs.
06. The President was [emphatic] when he said that he would not negotiate with the terrorists.
07. The athlete [emphatically] denied having taken any performance-enhancing drugs.
08. Gloria Steinheim once said that women with body image or eating disorders are not a special category, but are just more extreme in their response to a culture that [emphasizes] thinness, and impossible standards of appearance for women, instead of individuality and health.
09. Religion persists in part because people experience dissatisfaction with modern industrial living and its [emphases] on rationalism and materialism.
10. Ancestor worship is seen as [emphasizing] the permanence of social hierarchy.
11. Carlos Castaneda wrote that the trick is what one [emphasizes]. We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
12. My teacher always [emphasized] to me that what was most important was not always getting the right answer, but rather learning to think independently.
13. Our ESL instructor [emphasizes] learning vocabulary in context, rather than simply memorizing definitions.
14. She [emphasized] a number of key points during her speech.
15. The traditional art of Honduras [emphasizes] handicrafts.
16. In his efforts to modernize Yugoslavia, Josip Tito placed strong [emphasis] on education, rebuilding schools and libraries, and retraining teachers.
17. Healthy eating [emphasizes] fruits and vegetables.
18. Some people believe that the Buddha's teachings are pessimistic because of the [emphasis] on suffering.
19. In the third century in India, the Emperor Ashoka established the path of non-violence in his Empire, by [emphasizing] the Buddhist way of life.
20. I cannot [emphasize] too much how important it is that you finish high school.
21. In our program, we [emphasize] the importance of building your vocabulary, which we consider to be even more important than grammar study.
22. To prepare for an exam, try looking at old tests and analyzing what the professor [emphasizes] in class.
23. A view from space [emphasizes] the fact that the surface of our earth is mainly water in constant motion.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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