01. [Excuse] me, is this seat taken?
02. She was [excused] from class because she was feeling sick.
03. The children made up all kinds of [excuses] to avoid doing housework.
04. You must have a proper [excuse] for missing an exam.
05. Holidays are a nice [excuse] to get together with family and friends over a good meal.
06. Breaking your sister's toy on purpose is totally [inexcusable].
07. Being tired from a party last night doesn't [excuse] you from doing your homework.
08. Being tired from a party last night isn't an [excuse] for not doing your homework.
09. He tried to [excuse] his rude behavior by saying that he was drunk and he didn't know what he was doing.
10. She has been [excused] from the meeting because she has a doctor's appointment.
11. The little boy was [excused] from gym class because he was feeling ill.
12. Missing class is [excusable] only for health reasons.
13. Edgar Bergen once joked that ambition is a poor [excuse] for not having enough sense to be lazy.
14. Jules Renard once claimed that the only man who is truly free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an [excuse].
15. George Washington once stated that it is better to offer no [excuse] than a bad one.
16. Sophocles once suggested that the end [excuses] any evil.
17. William Arthur Ward once advised that it is wise to direct your anger towards problems, not people; to focus your energies on answers, not [excuses].
18. Rudyard Kipling once noted that we have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single [excuse].
19. Benjamin Franklin once noted that he who is good at making [excuses] is seldom good at anything else.
20. A Saudi Arabian proverb observes that where there is a will there is a way. Where there is no will there is an [excuse].
21. An Iranian proverb suggests that the fool's [excuse] is bigger than the mistake he made.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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