01. The progress of the disease seems to have [accelerated] somewhat in the last week, and his doctor is very worried.
02. The [acceleration] in this car is amazing: 0 - 60 in just over 3 seconds!
03. Harvey [accelerated] through the intersection as the light turned yellow.
04. Don't push the [accelerator] when you're changing gears; it'll wear out the clutch.
05. The unexpected [acceleration] in the progress of the disease has caused the doctors to change their treatment plan.
06. You should [accelerate] slightly going through a corner in order to keep to the road.
07. There's something wrong with my car; every time I [accelerate], it makes a strange noise.
08. My son's progress has really [accelerated] at school since we hired a private tutor for him.
09. The car [accelerated] through the yellow light.
10. It takes just eight minutes for a rocket to [accelerate] to over 16,000 miles per hour.
11. Fleas can [accelerate] 50 times faster than the space shuttle.
12. The world is changing, and the rate of change itself is [accelerating].
13. The cheetah can accelerate to over 40 miles per hour in two seconds.
14. In order to [accelerate] the learning of a second language, we need to be motivated, and we need to have clear goals of what we hope to achieve.
15. My dad told me that when driving, you should [accelerate] slightly when going through a curve.
16. Galileo discovered that falling bodies do not fall at a constant rate, but are [accelerated].
17. The [accelerator] in your car controls the amount of fuel going to the engine.
18. The process of urbanization in Bulgaria was [accelerated] during its socialist period, when the country developed an industrial base.
19. He crashed into a tree during his driving test when he pushed the [accelerator] instead of the brake by accident.
20. Korea's first five-year Economic Development Plan successfully initiated and then [accelerated] a structural adjustment of the nation's industrial structure.
21. During exercise, the rate of circulation of blood throughout the human body may [accelerate] as much as sixfold.
22. Recent studies suggest that the Arctic ice-cap has shrunk by 15% to 20% in the past 30 years, and this trend will only [accelerate] if we don't reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
23. Michael Gelb once suggested that by stretching yourself beyond your perceived level of confidence you [accelerate] your development of competence.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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