01. You shouldn't try to [impose] your religion on others; everyone has a right to their own beliefs, and you should respect them.
02. I hope my coming to talk to you isn't an [imposition].
03. The government has [imposed] a wage freeze for the next year in the public sector.
04. The festival organizers [imposed] so many rules on their volunteers that a lot of people quit.
05. There is so much pressure [imposed] on public school teachers to do the job that parents don't want to do at home.
06. I'm afraid I would be [imposing] on my grandparents if I didn't pay rent while I was staying with them.
07. Teachers shouldn't try to [impose] their own religious or moral beliefs on their students.
08. Louis Armstrong once said that rank does not confer privilege or give power. It [imposes] responsibility.
09. Confucius once said, "Do not [impose] on others what you yourself do not desire."
10. In ancient Athens, the death penalty was [imposed] on anyone caught cutting down an olive tree, which was considered sacred.
11. Belgium is the only country that has never [imposed] censorship laws on adult films.
12. On January 28, 1687, a Japanese law was [imposed] by the Sunayoshi forbidding the killing of animals, and the eating of all fish, shellfish, and birds.
13. The government of Iraq considers the international boundaries of the Arab nations to have been [imposed] by the Europeans who occupied the countries following the Second World War.
14. Strict limitations on car ownership have been [imposed] in Hong Kong due to its small size, and large population.
15. Since becoming independent, the government of Uzbekistan has lifted most of the restrictions against religious practices that had been [imposed] by the communists .
16. In June of 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty may be [imposed] for murderers who committed their crimes as young as age 16, and for mentally retarded killers as well.
17. Since taking over Hong Kong, China has promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system will not be [imposed] on Hong Kong.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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