01. If you don't study harder, you will probably [fail] your test.
02. Don't blame your [failure] on your teacher. You know it is simply because you didn't do the work.
03. The Conservative party [failed] to win a single seat in Ontario in last month's federal election.
04. She has tried to quit smoking on a number of occasions, but always [fails] completely.
05. Unfortunately, the government has again [failed] in its attempts to increase taxes for the wealthy.
06. A bomb was discovered by a passenger on a crowded bus, but luckily it [failed] to explode.
07. Most of our crops have [failed] this year due to poor weather.
08. Boswell's third attempt at the jump ended in [failure], and he had to settle for the bronze medal.
09. Their marriage has been a [failure] from the day they came back from their honeymoon.
10. I have lots of success in business, but after two divorces, feel that I am a [failure] in my personal life.
11. Lloyd Jones once remarked that the men who try to do something and [fail] are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed.
12. George Washington Carver once observed that ninety-nine percent of the [failures] come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
13. Homer Simpson once said to his children, "Kids, you tried your best and you [failed] miserably. The lesson is, never try."
14. There is a Saudi Arabian proverb which states that men learn little from success, but much from [failure].
15. There is an Estonian proverb which states that if the bread in the oven is a [failure], you lose a week; if the harvest is a [failure], you lose a year; but if your marriage is a [failure], you lose a life.
16. In 1739, nearly 500,000 people died in Ireland due to the widespread crop [failure] of potatoes.
17. Laptop computers get bumped around too much, which makes them around 30 percent more likely to [fail] than a computer that stays in one place.
18. In Israel, [failure] to stop at traffic lights results in a fine of about $625.
19. Thomas Edison once remarked, "I have not [failed]. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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