01. They were accused of [neglecting] their children after they repeatedly arrived at school with nothing to eat for lunch, and improperly dressed for the cold weather.
02. If you [neglect] your puppy, he will get very bored and unhappy.
03. If you [neglect] to do your homework, you will not pass the course.
04. I [neglected] to do my homework, so my teacher scolded me.
05. The babysitter was [negligent] when she left the children unattended while they played outside.
06. They [neglect] their houseplants, so most of them have died.
07. Your mother will feel [neglected] if you don't take her out for lunch for her birthday.
08. Someone once remarked that there are three things that never return: the past, [neglected] opportunities and spoken words.
09. He was [negligent] in the performance of his duties, so he was dismissed.
10. There is a Chinese proverb which states that he that takes medicine and [neglects] diet wastes the skills of the physician.
11. When caged by themselves, and [neglected] for long periods of time, parrots often become mentally ill.
12. Consistency is often the most [neglected] part of people's efforts to become more fit.
13. He was so busy that he [neglected] his health.
14. In rural areas of Ecuador, governmental [neglect] in providing proper sewer and water systems caused unhealthy living conditions for many years.
15. [Neglected] by their French colonizers, life in Tahiti was very hard at the beginning of the 20th century.
16. Over ten million animals are abused, [neglected] or abandoned yearly.
17. [Neglecting] to consume sufficient amounts of fruits and vegetables can result in an increased risk of cancer.
18. James A. Froude once said that the essence of greatness is [neglect] of the self.
19. Jim Cathcart once noted that more business is lost every year through [neglect] than through any other cause.
20. A. Neilen once said that if you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have [neglected] much, and most of all yourself.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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