01. The teacher gave the children little stars as an [incentive] to clean up their desks at the end of each day.
02. I'm already at the top of my pay scale at work, so I don't really have any economic [incentive] to work harder.
03. The players receive a pay bonus for every game they win as an added [incentive] in the playoffs.
04. Large commissions are a powerful [incentive] for sales staff working in this store.
05. Each salesman who brings in $20,000 or more in a month receives a $1,000 bonus, and as an added [incentive], the top salesman will win a free trip for two to Cancun, Mexico.
06. My greatest [incentive] in quitting smoking was the positive example it set for my children.
07. The government has announced a number of tax [incentives] to attract new businesses to our state.
08. The government used to give tax breaks to parents of three or more children as an [incentive] to having larger families.
09. Hosea Ballou once remarked that doubt is an [incentive] to truth.
10. Orison Marden once stated that there is no medicine like hope, no [incentive] so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
11. They gave their son $10 for every A on his report card as an [incentive].
12. A recent report suggests that governments need to eliminate pricing systems that encourage oil use, and replace them with policies that provide [incentives] for alternative energy.
13. In Japan, the government is now offering financial [incentives] to consumers who buy cars which produce less pollution.
14. Encouraged by duty-free access to the U.S., and by tax [incentives], American companies have invested heavily in Puerto Rico since the 1950s.
15. Discount prices are offered as an [incentive] to customers to pay promptly.
16. With cigarettes costing as little as 25 US cents a pack, there is little [incentive] for the huge number of smokers in China to quit the deadly habit.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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