01. He has been [assigned] to study their computer systems to see what needs to be upgraded.
02. Please make sure that your [assignments] are handed in by tomorrow.
03. The teacher [assigned] research papers to be done over the following month.
04. He is a photographer on [assignment] in Kenya's wildlife parks for National Geographic magazine.
05. I can't go the pub tonight. I have an [assignment] I have to finish for tomorrow's class.
06. The science teacher [assigned] each child to do an experiment which would be presented in front of the entire class.
07. Your final evaluation total is calculated from your marks on [assignments] and tests throughout the session.
08. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Do that which is [assigned] to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much."
09. An American business executive once said, "I shall not evaluate people by their fortunes, but by their moral character. Everyone gives himself his own moral character; status is [assigned] by chance."
10. I hope the teacher doesn't [assign] any homework tonight because I want to go out with some friends from school.
11. The policeman has been [reassigned] to a desk job until the investigation into charges of brutality is complete.
12. The position is currently [unassigned], as we don't have anyone with the necessary expertise to do the job.
13. My teacher never [assigns] homework over a long weekend. He says we need to have a little time to get out and see the sights of the city while we are visiting this country.
14. Jennifer, I am [assigning] you to head our Dallas bureau while John Henderson is ill.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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