01. The woman was unable to [identify] the man who stole her purse because it had been too dark at the time of the robbery.
02. He was [identified] by the clothes he was wearing.
03. The [identity] of the man found murdered last night has not yet been released.
04. The [identity] of the killer is still unknown.
05. You will need to show your [identity] card at the border.
06. The doorman asked me for my [I.D.] when I went to the pub last night.
07. Over 30% of the contemporary world's people [identify] themselves as either Muslims or Hindus.
08. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was immediately [identifiable] by his bald head with a large red birthmark.
09. Princess Diana once said, "The people that I care about are the people out there on the street. I can [identify] with them."
10. You can [identify] a grizzly bear's mark by the sign of five claws; a black bear will scratch a tree trunk with four claws.
11. The five-hundred-year-long debate about the [identity] of the person in the painting "The Mona Lisa" has yet to be settled.
12. There are approximately 13,000 [identifiable] varieties of roses throughout the world.
13. [Identical] twins develop from the equal division of a fertilized egg.
14. The music which the world [identifies] with Argentina is the music of the tango.
15. Nearly 180 mammals living in Papua New Guinea have been [identified] and described by scientists.
16. Nose prints are used to [identify] pigs, just like humans use fingerprints.
17. The [identity] of a child who died when the Titanic sank in 1912 was determined 90 years later, using a sample of the girl's DNA.
18. Jean-Bertrand Aristide once remarked that as an ancestral religion, voodoo is an essential part of the national [identity] of Haiti.
19. Karl Marx believed that work is a central feature of people's [identities] and allows them to develop to their fullest potential.
20. Because work is so central in our society, it is a major source of personal and social [identity].
21. The development of personal [identity] is an important part of the process of developing socially and personally.
22. The body of the person killed in the fire was so badly burned that it was [unidentifiable].
23. [Identity] theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in our nation.
24. You must show your [identification] before entering the military base.
25. [Identifying] marks on the suspect include a large tattoo of a tiger on his chest.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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