01. She studied for three solid days in order to [prepare] for her final exam.
02. Many people died in the earthquake simply because the government was totally [unprepared] for a disaster of this size.
03. Perhaps the most important part of a good presentation is good [preparation].
04. Many elite athletes practice visualization techniques to [prepare] for a competition.
05. You need to be thoroughly [prepared] before attempting to hike the West Coast Trail.
06. Gail Godwin once said that good teaching is one-fourth [preparation], and three-fourths theater.
07. Because it carries a poison inside its body, the puffer fish is [prepared] only by chefs specially trained and certified by the Japanese government.
08. The Caesar salad is not named after Julius Caesar; it is named for its creator, Caesar Cardini, who first [prepared] the salad in his Caesar's Palace Restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico.
09. The United States' educational systems have moved from elite [preparatory] systems to mass terminal systems.
10. Someone once remarked that winning is what happens when [preparation] meets opportunity.
11. In [preparation] for painting, the walls should be washed, and lightly sanded.
12. You should [prepare] all the ingredients before you start to sauté the vegetables.
13. Henry Buckle once said that society [prepares] the crime, and the criminal commits it.
14. Even before they begin to walk, Mongolian children learn to balance on the back of a sheep, in [preparation] for learning to ride a horse.
15. In Serbian homes, the kitchen is generally for food [preparation] only, and meals are eaten in the dining room.
16. A Chinese proverb notes that before you [prepare] to improve the world, you should look around your own house three times.
17. Ralph Waldo Emerson once stated that men succeed when they realize that their failures are the [preparation] for their victories.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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