01. The government made all kinds of impossible promises in the days [preceding] the election.
02. The administration doesn't want to give the teacher a leave of absence because it could set a [precedent] that they may not want to follow in the future.
03. His family life takes [precedence] in all his plans for the future.
04. The [preceding] political advertisement was paid for by the Liberal Party.
05. Wilfred Peterson once observed that big thinking [precedes] great achievement.
06. The earthquake was [preceded] by a loud boom.
07. The President's limousine was [preceded] by an escort of policemen on motorcycles.
08. Joan is a much better worker than the fellow who [preceded] her in this job.
09. In English grammar, the subject generally [precedes] the verb.
10. There is an Irish proverb which observes that a drink [precedes] a story.
11. There is a French proverb which observes that man is [preceded] by forest, and followed by desert.
12. The beautiful temples of the Romans were derived from both Etruscan and Greek [precedents].
13. Thomas Paine once observed that he that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression, for if he violates this duty, he establishes a [precedent] that will reach to himself.
14. People dream an average of five times a night, and each subsequent dream is longer than the one [preceding] it.
15. The palace at Versailles was [unprecedented] in scale and grandeur.
16. In 1983, graffiti artists caused an [unprecedented] $1 million worth of damage to tobacco billboards in and around Sydney, Australia.
17. Between 1257 and 1260, an [unprecedented] series of natural disasters, earthquakes, epidemics, famines, and typhoons ripped through central Japan.
18. A sore throat often [precedes] a cold.
19. Scientists say that we are wiping out species at an [unprecedented] rate.
20. In 1919, Charlie Chaplin signed a movie contract giving him an [unprecedented] $10,000 a week.
21. [Unprecedented] in Asia, Korea has qualified for the World Cup of soccer an impressive six times.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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